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  • Illinois senators split in jobless aid extension vote

    Illinois senators split in jobless aid extension vote
    WASHINGTON — Illinois' two senators took opposing sides today as a measure to extend unemployment insurance benefits to the long-term unemployed passed a test vote in the Senate. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., voted yes and Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.,...
  • Should Congress extend jobless benefits?

    Should Congress extend jobless benefits?
    As negotiators from Congress work on a deal to keep the federal government funded past mid-January, President Obama has called on lawmakers to extend federal unemployment benefits, which are scheduled to expire at the end of the year. Some 1.3 million...
  • Right-Wing Whipping Boy: I Shouldn't Have Health Care?

    Right-Wing Whipping Boy: I Shouldn't Have Health Care?
    I was happy to discover this week that under the federal Affordable Care Act, I qualify for dependable medical coverage under Medicaid. What I hadn't bargained for when I signed up Tuesday was my becoming the center of a national conservative media...
  • 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...
  • Cutting Jobless Benefits Is Blaming The Unemployed

    On Saturday, long-term unemployment insurance benefits for 1.3 million unemployed Americans expired. The program began in 1935 to help the army of unemployed workers facing personal economic devastation, not because they were unwilling to work, but...
  • Thumbs Down For Jobless Cutoff; Up For Access Health CT

    Thumbs down to Congress for ending long-term unemployment benefits to 22,000 Connecticut residents. It's heartless to cut that lifeline off to those who haven't been able to find jobs after months of looking. The state's unemployment rate is 7.9 percent...
  • Run Rand Run!

    Run Rand Run!
    Rand Paul, is a libertarian. I’ll use a food metaphor to explain.  A libertarian is like the man who thinks we should all be on a strict diet until he wants a piece of pie. The Republican senator from Kentucky, says that extending unemployment...
  • DEO chief explains the CONNECT mess to lawmakers

    DEO chief explains the CONNECT mess to lawmakers
    TALLAHASSEE – Frustrated Florida lawmakers questioned the head of the state’s jobs agency Wednesday over the state’s problem-plagued unemployment benefits system. One lawmaker suggested Florida should "freeze out" the company that...
  • State doubles staff to handle unemployment claims

    State doubles staff to handle unemployment claims
    Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity said late Thursday that it is doubling its staff to handle questions and problems with its flawed online unemployment filing system Connect. DEO said it will hire 100 workers this month, another 100 in...
  • Floods: Connecticut Knows The Power Of Water

     Floods: Connecticut Knows The Power Of Water
    August 1955 is hot, and wet. On the 12th and 13th, the tail end of Hurricane Connie has passed, dropping up to 8 inches of rain over much of Connecticut. And now it is hot again, this being one of the warmest months on record, thanks to a persistent...