Gov. Romney to cut jobless benefits when they are most needed
As it becomes much more difficult for the unemployed to find jobs before their unemployment payments run out, Romney has decided that Massachusetts needs to cut the length of time they can receive payments. From The Boston Globe:
With the state's unemployment insurance fund nearly drained by the sluggish economy, Governor Mitt Romney wants to cut the length of time that out-of-work employees can receive state unemployment benefits, and force businesses to pay more into the fund.
Romney also wants to give unemployment benefits only to workers who were employed for 20 weeks, up from the current 15, so that fewer workers who only find jobs during particular seasons and aren't seeking year-round work are covered. That would save Massachusetts about $30 million annually.
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