| Dec 27, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Some 1.3 million Americans will lose unemployment benefits on Saturday as the federal program to assist the long-term unemployed expires. Here are six things to know about who is affected and why the benefits are going away.
Q: Who will lose benefits?...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 8:28 AM
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.,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:39 PM
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...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:06 PM
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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:29 PM
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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:27 PM
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.
| Dec 30, 2013
| 4:17 PM
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...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 1:49 PM
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...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:49 AM
State Sen. Jeremy Ring, D-Parkland, said one reason for the problem-plagued rollout of the Obamacare website is that top information technology talent doesn’t end up working at the federal Department of Health and Human Services.
The best go to...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:03 AM
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...