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Nixon vetoes unemployment system reforms, Missouri Chamber disappointed

Jul 03, 2013 -- 5:08pm

On Tuesday, Gov. Nixon vetoed House Bill 611. Vice President of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Karen Buschmann tells KZIM KSIM this legislation would have kept Missouri in compliance with federal mandates and protect money that is critical to Missouri’s unemployment insurance system. Senate Bill 28, which would have redefined misconduct for the purpose of disqualification from unemployment benefits, was also vetoed. Buschmann says that both bills would have saved Missouri employers countless dollars and rooted out fraud in the unemployment system and with this veto Nixon has raised taxes on employers to the tune of $1 billion. Buschmann says many employees who get fired for drug use on the job or stealing, still receive benefits.Buschmann says that Missouri employers are fully responsible for all unemployment benefits and this veto is a slap in the face to employers who are being frauded everyday.

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