House overrides Nixon’s veto of unemployment benefits cut

The Missouri House voted Tuesday to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill that would reduce the state’s unemployment benefits to 13 weeks.

House Republicans overrode the Democratic governor’s veto of the bill, House Bill 150, with the minimum 109 votes required. The reduction of benefits would take effect whenever the state unemployment rate is below 6 percent, as it is now.

In order for the veto override to go through, the Senate would also need to override the bill. The Senate could take up the bill before Friday’s adjournment or take up the bill during the September veto session.

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