A major unemployment compensation bill has passed the House, after some heated debate, dire predictions and quite a few changes. This legislation heading to the Senate would make it easier for businesses to fire workers and keep them from getting unemployment compensation. Sponsor Brad Roark of Springfield says it’s needed to keep Missouri businesses from being assessed a potential $100-Million federal penalty. Roark says the bill would reduce the burden of unemployment compensation on businesses. Critics say it violates an agreement reached between management and labor two years ago.
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