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Following the example set by four other states, South Carolina lawmakers want to slash benefits for the jobless.
The South Carolina State Senate gave preliminary approval last week to a bill that would reduce state unemployment benefits from 26 weeks to 20 weeks while simultaneously cutting unemployment surtaxes for businesses. In recent months Michigan and Missouri cut benefits to 20 weeks, and Florida and Arkansas have slashed aid as well. Those reductions served as models for South Carolina, where the idea to decrease the number of benefits popped up in the last few weeks.
"I think 20 weeks is a good balance," State Sen. Kevin Bryant (R), a proponent of the measure, told HuffPost. "We did see where other states had done that."
And the hits just keep on coming......
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