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Dems push to revive extended unemployment in Tennessee

Post by Guest on Sun May 15, 2011 4:09 pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Extended unemployment benefits ran out in April for 28,000 jobless people in Tennessee after state officials didn't adjust state law to comply with new federal standards.

Democrats in the state legislature are pushing to reinstate the benefits, with House and Senate committees scheduled to meet Monday to consider last-minute bills to resurrect the program.

Doing so would mean nearly $60 million in federal funds to pay up to 20 more weeks of benefits for Tennesseans unable to find jobs. But it's unclear whether Republican Gov. Bill Haslam and the Republican-controlled General Assembly will go along.

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Re: Dems push to revive extended unemployment in Tennessee

Post by Dazed&Confused on Sun May 15, 2011 5:34 pm

You might think it, the money, was coming out of their own pockets. These Republicans created this mess we are in, and they want to fix it on the backs of the middle class, they should go - themselves. The speaker thinks he runs this country. Time will tell, but I think he will find out different. That is all I can say, 'cept he makes me sick. Dazed

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