Missouri Senators vote to keep funds given to diabled workers out of the hands of a political commission.
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Missouri Senators vote to keep funds given to diabled workers out of the hands of a political commission.

Date: February 4, 2013
By: Katie Kreider
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB 1

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The Senate voted on Monday to keep a political commission out of allocating funds for injured workers.
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Description: "We're here today right now because that piece of legislation was flawed. Imagine that."

That's Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal on the Senate floor debating a bill that would increase the amount of funding given to workers who become disabled on the job.

The Senate voted on Monday to eliminate the political commission that would decide the amount of money given to the fund.

Republican Senator and bill sponsor Scott Rupp says he wants the power to be given to the Department of Labor.

The Senate has not yet voted on the percentage of money that will go towards the fund.

The Senate is set to continue to debate the bill on Tuesday.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Katie Kreider.


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