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With no votes to spare, the Missouri House acted Tuesday to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill that would reduce the state’s unemployment benefits to 13 weeks, one of the lowest in the country.

The lower benefits would go into effect when the state’s unemployment rate is below 6 percent, as it is now.

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Missouri House Republicans have decided against trying to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of legislation on vehicle sales taxes.