A Columbia House Democrat has filed legislation that would pay state employees the difference between their state and military pay when they are called up for prolonged duty.
Rep. Stephen Webber is a Marine who has served two tours in Iraq. "Missouri currently has an unfair system under which some state workers get paid while on active duty but most don’t. We must make the system more equitable so that we don’t discourage state employees from military service," Webber said.
House Minority Leader Paul LeVota has filed a bill that would provide private businesses with a tax credit for continuing to pay full salary and benefits to employees called to active duty.