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    Eric Holcomb, governor of Indiana, speaks at the White House on June 26, 2020.Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images More than 400,000 people are poised to lose unemployment benefits this weekend as eight states withdraw early from pandemic-era programs. Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, West Virginia and Wyoming are opting out of federal unemployment programs effective Saturday. They're...
    MILLIONS of Americans are set to lose their jobless benefits and weekly payment of $300 this week. Around 4million people will no longer receive the additional federal unemployment money as 25 states end their participation in the pandemic program before the September 6 cutoff. Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 relief... 2Alaska,...
    Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) is facing a lawsuit over his decision to end pandemic unemployment benefits — including added $300 federal payments — at the end of the week. As CNN reports, the lawsuit filed by unemployed residents in Indiana argues that Holcomb's actions violate state law that requires officials to "procure all available federal insurance benefits to citizens." The suit requests a preliminary injunction so...
    (CBS DFW) — Three stimulus checks have helped Americans stay afloat the last 15 months. But many people’s financial situations haven’t improved, despite the ongoing economic recovery. Unemployment is still well above pre-pandemic levels, and millions of jobs have not returned. Can we count on a fourth stimulus check for more support? That question hasn’t been answered. There are, however,...
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    MICHIGAN will start giving laid-off employees $300 to get back to work by September 4. Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a new back-to-work program that would give people the ability to still collect a weekly unemployment check while also getting a paystub. 2Michigan will offer people $300 a week to get a jobCredit: AFP "Eligible laid off employees will earn $300...
    (CNN)In what may be the first lawsuit aimed at stopping GOP-led states from terminating pandemic unemployment benefits early, jobless workers in Indiana are challenging Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb's decision to cease the payments -- including the $300 weekly federal boost -- at the end of this week.In the lawsuit, filed Monday in state court, Indiana Legal Services and a private...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Gov. Jared Polis says Colorado will continue to pay out an additional $300 a week in federal pandemic unemployment relief, despite a request from some lawmakers that the practice be discontinued. The three Republican members of Colorado’s Congressional Delegation — Rep.s Lauren Boebert (3rd Congressional District), Ken Buck (4th Congressional District) and Doug Lamborn (5th Congressional District) — sent...
    A woman looks at the "Naming the Lost Memorials," as the U.S. deaths from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are expected to surpass 600,000, at The Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 10, 2021.Brendan McDermid | Reuters The U.S. hit another grim milestone in the pandemic, reaching more than 600,000 Covid fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University data, as...
    (CBS DFW) — Three stimulus checks have helped Americans stay afloat the last 15 months. But many people’s financial situations haven’t improved, despite the ongoing economic recovery. Unemployment is still well above pre-pandemic levels, and millions of jobs have not returned. Can we count on a fourth stimulus check for more support? That question hasn’t been answered. There are, however,...
    A new report from the U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee says South Carolina will be turning down nearly $524 million for its local economy when the state ends its participation in the federal unemployment pandemic relief program. Critics of the report, however, said the methodology used is inaccurate and does not account for all of the small businesses struggling to...
                        Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) officials have announced they will reinstate the unemployment insurance requirements they had in place before COVID-19. This, according to a press release that GDOL officials published late last week. “In accordance with the plan for reemployment and the announcement to no...
    An Inland Empire woman pleaded guilty Monday to a federal fraud charge, admitting that she collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in bogus COVID-related unemployment benefits on behalf of California prison inmates. Paris Thomas, 33, of San Bernardino used dozens of prisoners’ and other people’s identities to collect $477,000 in illicit payments from the state agency that processes unemployment payments,...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City leaders are joining the fight to keep unemployment benefits. Mayor Brandon Scott, City Council President Nick Mosby and Comptroller Bill Henry have sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan urging him to reverse his decision on stopping the payments. READ MORE: NASA Rocket Launch Tuesday Morning Will Be Visible From Maryland Earlier this month, the...
    Vice President Kamala Harris is blaming women’s unemployment rates on unaffordable child care to promote the American Families Plan. “Nearly 2 million women have been forced out of the workforce since the pandemic began, and the lack of accessible, affordable child care is often the reason why,” Harris said in a tweet on Monday. Nearly 2 million women have been...
    The Maine state government on Tuesday announced it would be providing $1,500 payments to be given to employees who start working between June 15-30 to encourage unemployed residents to rejoin the workforce. In a press release, the state government said the payments are part of the state's “Back to Work” program and will be administered by the Maine Department of Labor...
    (CBS DFW) — Three rounds of stimulus checks have helped keep many Americans afloat the last 15 months. Despite the ongoing economic recovery, many people aren’t experiencing that improvement in their own lives. Unemployment is still well above pre-pandemic levels, and millions of jobs have not returned. Can we count on a fourth stimulus check for more support? That question...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- New Jersey state leaders are pushing for President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan they say will help businesses return to normal and get the workers they need."Help Wanted" signs are prevalent around the Tri-State Area and the nation as the country emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, and businesses like the Empress Diner are anxious to get...
                      by Sebastian Hughes  Four states cut pandemic unemployment increases three months early, ending the supplemental $300 in federal aid. Alaska, Iowa, Missouri, and Mississippi will end pandemic-related unemployment relief on June 12. An additional 21 Republican-led states will slash federal aid before it expires on Sept. 6, according to Business Insider....
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told "Sunday Night in America" viewers that if they're dissatisfied with the direction of the country, it is vital they show their dissatisfaction by voting in 2022 midterms. "In a democracy…everybody listening to this program tonight is a player, not just me," Graham said. "So if you think the country is going the wrong way, make sure you vote in...
    Alaska, Iowa, Missouri and Mississippi eliminated their federal unemployment programs on Saturday, ending federal assistance for almost 340,000 workers.  The states are the first four of the 25 Republican-led states that have announced plans to end federal assistance to do so.  "As Alaska's economy opens up, employers are posting a wide range of job opportunities and workers are needed," Alaska Department of Labor...
    A WOMAN has been jailed for nine years after she filed $500,000 in fraudulent pandemic unemployment claims for prisoners, friends and family. Leelynn Danielle Chytka, 31 from Lebanon, Virginia, helped file false applications and sometimes put the money into accounts of inmates but was also accused of keeping a part or all of the benefits paid for friends and family...