Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Missouri Following Michigan's Example On Cutting Unemployment Benefits

Missouri Following Michigan's Example On Cutting Unemployment Benefits Missouri is set to become the second state to preserve its eligibility for federal unemployment insurance while at the same time reducing state benefits for new layoff victims. Four Republicans in the Missouri State Senate had been filibustering a bill to allow laid off Missourians to continue receiving aid under the federal Extended Benefits program, which provides the final 20 weeks of pay for those who exhaust 53 weeks of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation and 26 weeks of state benefits.

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