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Democrats to aid military families

Date: February 2, 2009
By: Allison Blood
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: House Democrats used their past military experience to create four bills that would assist military families.

Allison Blood has more from Jefferson City.

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Democratic Representative Stephen Webber's bill would require the state to compensate its employees for the pay cut they receive when they are called to duty.

Webber and Representative Jason Kander currently serve in the military and used their combined experiences to create this legislation.

 

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Description: Representative Webber serves in the Marine Corps, served in Iraq, Representative Kander serves in the army, served in Afghanistan, and they're bringing their experience about some of the hardships that military familes have in this state.
 
 
Kander's bills focus on custody and payday loan protection for service people.
 
From the State Capitol, I'm Allison Blood.

Intro: House Democrats aim to assist and protect military families as they file four new bills this week.

Allison Blood has more from Jefferson City.

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The bills would protect military families from financial hardship and custody rights.

Democratic Representative Paul LeVota filed a bill this week which asks for half a million dollars in tax credits for businesses to supplement income for employees who begin active duty.

 

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Description: A few sessions ago, we gave a hundred million dollar tax credit to one developer in St. Louis. I think for the military families this is a very small ask.
 
The other three bills concern custody rights, state employee salaries and payday loan agencies.
 
From the Capitol, this is Allison Blood.