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Key Votes

Linda Black's Voting Records on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Full Name: Linda Black
Office: State House (MO) - District 117, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State House - District 117
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Jon; 2 Children: Eric, Loren
Birth Date: 1970
Birth Place: Bonne Terre, MO
Home City: Bonne Terre, MO
Religion: First Baptist

Missouri Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 30, 2014 SB 673 Reduces the Time Period for Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House
(101 - 49)
May 15, 2013 HB 650 Limits Punitive Awards for Lead Exposure from Certain Mines Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(94 - 63)
April 26, 2012 HB 1540 Prohibits Employees from Suing Co-Workers for Job Injuries Bill Passed - House
(99 - 47)
March 7, 2012 SB 572 Amends Worker's Compensation Bill Passed - House
(87 - 68)
Feb. 9, 2012 HB 1219 Workplace Discrimination Amendments Bill Passed - House
(89 - 68)
March 3, 2011 HB 61 Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(92 - 60)

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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