Missouri's unemployed would again face losing several weeks of jobless benefits under a bill advancing in the state House.
House members in a Wednesday voice vote gave the measure initial approval.
Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick's bill is a revival of a failed 2015 plan to cut the maximum benefits to 13 weeks if the state's jobless rate is below 6 percent. That's seven weeks fewer than what's now allowed.
Missouri's unemployment rate in December was 4.4 percent. More current data are not available.