JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- Missouri House members have passed a bill to reduce the duration of state jobless benefits to one of the shortest periods nationally.
House members voted 100-56 Thursday to send the measure to the Senate.
The 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.