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Unemployment Benefits

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  • Commentary: Extend unemployment benefits, our 'safety net'

    Imagine getting laid off from your job and struggling to support your family. Your first thoughts: How will you make rent or keep up with your mortgage payment? How will you buy groceries and pay the utility bills? Thankfully, unemployment benefits...
  • Unemployed will always seek work [Letter]

    Unemployed will always seek work [Letter]
    I really didn't know whether to laugh or cry at one of the most egregious claims made by The Sun's editorial board ever. In your editorial, "Help for the jobless" (Jan. 9), you claim "experts" say when unemployment benefits expire or are reduced, people...
  • Immigrants benefit Maryland's economy [Letter]

    Immigrants benefit Maryland's economy [Letter]
    Here we go again. Yet another letter to the editor ("Illegal immigrants steal American jobs," Jan. 3) blaming undocumented immigrants for all of Maryland's employment and economic problems. And, like all such letters, its argument instantly breaks up once...
  • A budget California can afford

    California's fortunes have improved so dramatically in the last two years, it was hard for even Gov. Jerry "Era of Limits" Brown to sound dour about the government's finances when he rolled out his $155-billion budget proposal last week. The tax increases...
  • What We Can Do To Get Unemployed Back To Work

    It's not just the snow, cold and freezing rain that has Connecticut hunkered down and hoping for sunshine ahead. Unemployed members of the workforce are waiting for their personal storms to end. Many people focus on Connecticut's publicized unemployment...
  • Alternate Unemployment Report Is Speculative, Unreliable

    A recently released report from the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis caused much political commentary when it suggested that the state's unemployment rate was higher than the 7.6 percent reported by the Connecticut Department of Labor. The...
  • After waging War on Poverty for 50 years, let's not surrender

    After waging War on Poverty for 50 years, let's not surrender
    Fifty years ago Wednesday, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered what may have been the last genuinely uplifting State of the Union speech we've had. "This administration, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America," he said. "We...
  • Senate closes in on compromises for budget, jobless insurance

    WASHINGTON -- As senators narrowed their differences on a proposal to break a stalemate over unemployment insurance, congressional leaders reached agreement late Monday on a $1-trillion spending package to avoid a government shutdown this week. The...
  • Panel headed by Senate leader appoints his friend to six-figure post

    SACRAMENTO -- A panel chaired by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) has quietly appointed a longtime friend and former campaign manager of his to a position on the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, which meets once a month...
  • Robert B. Reich: GOP's divide-and-conquer strategy no longer applies

    Fifty years ago, when Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty, the poor were different -- "other," as in Michael Harrington's seminal book of 1962, "The Other America." That's no longer the case. After the War on Poverty ended, Republicans told working-...
  • Minimum Wage

    An editorial in the Jan. 10 issue of the Tribune about minimum wage restates the old canard that a minimum wage increase will lead to job losses (“Work, wages and consequences”). This unproven statement harks back to at least the 1930s...