Articles in Category: 'Unemployment Benefits'

By: Michael Peltier News Service of Florida | Posted: February 7, 2011 3:55 AM

The time frame for collecting unemployment benefits would be shortened under legislation put forth in the state House, trying to address a yawning state budget deficit and a growing federal IOU.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: January 15, 2011 12:33 PM

As if Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature don't have a high enough fiscal mountain to climb, the federal government is about to bill them for interest on the $2 billion the state borrowed to pay unemployment benefits.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 4, 2010 4:05 AM

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Friday that the unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent for November, an increase from October’s 9.6 percent figure -- and congressional Republicans have opened fire on the Obama team.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: December 2, 2010 4:05 AM

The U.S. Senate failed to extend benefits Tuesday for thousands of Americans nearing the end of their unemployment checks.

 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: November 29, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Congress reconvenes for the second leg of its lame-duck session on Monday with a long “to-do” list. As with any “to-do” list come dates by which the chores need to be completed.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: November 20, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Florida’s jobless rate remained at 11.9 percent in October, the same as in the previous month, according to a report released Friday by the Agency for Workforce Innovation.
 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: November 20, 2010 4:05 AM
 
This Thanksgiving holiday can’t come early enough for the current members of Congress -- but not for the reasons you might think. They want us, the American people, to turn our focus to family, friends, faith, and off of them.
 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: November 6, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Now that most of the dust has settled from Tuesday's midterm elections, Congress is starting to deal with issues that face Congress' two-legged, lame-duck session. The Reid/Pelosi-led Congress has scheduled the first leg of the lame-duck session to convene Nov. 15; the second leg will convene Nov. 29. The lame-duck session has so much legislation to consider, it’s hard to know where to begin.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: August 23, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Congress has repeatedly extended unemployment benefits, but that doesn't make the move popular among Florida's Republicans or independents.
 
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Posted: July 20, 2010 4:05 AM
 
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: July 16, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Labor leaders Thursday called on Gov. Charlie Crist and the leadership of both houses to expand the focus of the special session to change state statutes so unemployed Floridians will be able to receive extended unemployment benefits.

 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: July 12, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Congress returns from its Fourth of July recess Monday with lots to do and not enough votes to accomplish the task, at least not right now.

 
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