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Politics
1:25 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

New Bill Seeks To Make It Easier For Unemployed Workers To Go Back To School

Tim Lloyd St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Tue April 30, 2013 6:45 pm

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) has introduced a new bill that's meant to make it easier for unemployed workers to go back to school. 

Davis said currently unemployed workers risk losing their unemployment benefits if they go to a university or community college to retrain for a new career.

To help close the loophole, Davis said the new bill, called the Opportunity KNOCKS Act, would expand the definition of what constitutes a training program.

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Politics
4:57 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Congressmen aim to improve river management during droughts and floods

Illinois Congressmen want improved river management during droughts and floods
Melanie Cheney Flickr

Two freshman Congressmen from southern Illinois want the Army Corps of Engineers to start thinking of ways it can coordinate river management to keep cargo traffic flowing during droughts or floods.

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