Audio: Missouri Legislature fails to pass fix for 46,000 Missourians given too much in unemployment aid

The state Legislature did not end up passing a bill this session that would let about 46,000 Missourians keep extra unemployment relief the state mistakenly gave them. Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden of Columbia says a fix could be part of a special session.

 

 

Early on, Governor Parson supported the idea of the state trying to get money back from Missourians who were overpaid. Whether Parson would agree to call a special session to resolve the problem is unknown. The state doled out about 115 million dollars in unemployment overpayments.

Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden of Columbia says the Legislature swung and missed by not passing a fix.

 

 

Rowden says the problem could be resolved in a special session. Early on, Governor Parson supported the idea of the state working to get money back from Missourians who were overpaid. Whether he would support a special session to resolve the issue is unknown.