Posts Tagged unemployment benefits
Environmental groups dub inclusion of Keystone XL in payroll tax bill ‘most cynical anti-enviro stunt’
Colorado and national environmental groups today were sharply critical of congressional plans to accelerate a White House decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline as part of a deal to extend payroll tax relief and unemployment benefits.
The GOP-sponsored “Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act,” which extends payroll tax cuts and extends but reduces unemployment benefits through 2012, passed in the U.S. House Tuesday night, but it will not pass in the Senate.
60 Minutes aired a program this weekend shedding light on one of the little-discussed but heartbreaking aspects of the country’s persistent economic woes: an epidemic of homeless schoolchildren. The subject of the program was Seminole County, Fla., a county with 1,100 homeless students.
In its agenda for the 2012 session, The Florida Chamber of Commerce has said that it will “will fight to stabilize and ultimately lower the cost of the unemployment compensation tax increases for Florida employers.”
A new study released this week by the conservative Tax Foundation shows that Florida has the fifth lowest unemployment benefits in the country.
The National Employment Law Project, which advocates for jobless workers, is criticizing Gov. Snyder and the Republican-led state Legislature for making more cuts to unemployment benefits in Michigan.
Laurie Chapman, who has pleaded guilty to 30 counts of federal bribery charges for taking over $237,000 from Santa Fe-based Omni Roofing as a facilities manager for the Corrections Department and was later fired from a post in the Indian Affairs Department in February, has been receiving unemployment benefits More…
As unemployment has soared and remained high, the state of Michigan, like many other states, has borrowed billions from the federal government to cover its unemployment benefit payments. Starting this month, the bill comes due.