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Ige vetoes additional unemployment insurance in cuts to state spending plan

Gov. David Ige this week used a line-item veto to remove a spending plan that would have added $100 in state weekly unemployment benefits at a time when an unprecedented number of Hawaii residents are facing furloughs and layoffs due to the Covid-.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 31st, 2020

Gov. Evers looks to cut additional $250M in Wisconsin state spending

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is seeking an additional $250 million in cuts in state spending due to loss of revenue and extra expenditures associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. Evers already had over $70 million in state spending cut from the current fi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 22nd, 2020

DeSantis vetoes a "big hit" to health care budget

Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed more than $140.5 million in health care spending from the state’s new budget Monday as he brought the spending plan in line with reduced revenues stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. In trying to balance the 20.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 30th, 2020

Rail Unions Seek To Protect Benefits From Spending Cuts

U.S. railroad unions want federal lawmakers to remove the unemployment and sickness benefits of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) from the list of government programs subject to automatic spending cuts. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJun 16th, 2020

Experts warn of a second wave of economic pain

If Congress doesn’t act, state budget crises and unemployment insurance cuts will hammer the economy......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 12th, 2020

USAA to return additional $270 million to members

San Antonio-based USAA will return an additional $270 million dividend to its auto insurance policy holders. The return, announced in a Tuesday news release, is on top of the recently announced plan to return $800 million to its members as a 20% c.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 4th, 2020

The $600 boosted unemployment benefit just expired. Here"s how much unemployment checks could drop in your state under the GOP"s less-generous replacement plan

Bryan Woolston/Reuters The $600 federal supplement to unemploym.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 2nd, 2020

Newsom orders road map to fix unemployment insurance technology in 45 days

California is going to deploy a “strike team” to improve the state’s unemployment insurance delivery by modernizing the Employment Development Department’s aging technology systems. The aim of the team is to speed up and improve EDD’s customer .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 30th, 2020

Newsom orders road map to fix unemployment insurance technology in 45 days

California is going to deploy a “strike team” to improve the state’s unemployment insurance delivery by modernizing the Employment Development Department’s aging technology systems. The aim of the team is to speed up and improve EDD’s customer .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 30th, 2020

Inslee gives updates on reopenings, urges taking calls from contact tracers

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman gave updates at a press conference on Thursday on the state's phased reopening, contact tracing, unemployment insurance, and protections for workers at high risk for catching Covid-1.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 30th, 2020

Economic Report: Jobless claims rise for second straight week as U.S. economic activity slows down

Initial claims for state unemployment insurance rose for the second straight week, the Labor Department said Thursday......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 30th, 2020

Unemployment insurance disbursements in Wisconsin surpass $3 billion

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has now disbursed more than $3 billion in unemployment insurance benefits, mostly to state residents who have lost their jobs due to economic fallout caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The state has .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 29th, 2020

Here"s how much unemployment benefits would be cut in each state under the GOP plan

Bryan Woolston/Reuters The GOP unemployment plan will reduce weekly benefits nationwide by 44%, according to a new analysis. Weekly unemployment payments would fall to .....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJul 29th, 2020

Hawaii unemployment office disburses $2.3B, fraud issues persist

The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has doled out more than $2.3 billion in unemployment insurance since the state started seeing the economic impacts of Covid-19, DLIR officials announced Thursday. Since the beginning of Mar.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 24th, 2020

Metals Stocks: Gold rises to nearly 9-year high on fiscal stimulus moves

Gold rises Tuesday to a nearly nine-year high, lifted by an agreement on a rescue plan by European leaders and expectations for additional spending by the U.S. government......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 21st, 2020

Workers are pushed to the brink as they continue to wait for delayed unemployment payments

Tens of millions of applications, 40-year-old technology, and years of budget cuts and restrictions created the perfect storm for state unemployment agencies......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJul 13th, 2020

Burns & McDonnell cuts insurance costs for wellness program participants

Average medical plan costs decreased in 2019 for employees involved with the program......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 2nd, 2020

New York jobless claims still hovering at 1.6 million despite reopening

The number of jobless New Yorkers appears stuck around , even as much of the state progresses to the final phases of . The number of individuals receiving unemployment insurance benefits fell by... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJul 2nd, 2020

Hawaii has issued $1.7B in unemployment insurance since March

Hawaii has issued more than $1.7 billion in unemployment insurance to residents since the Covid-19 pandemic began financially impacting the Islands in March, officials with the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced Thursd.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 25th, 2020

As state fund runs dry, DeWine says Ohio to draw on $3.1B from federal government to cover jobless claims

Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday marked the first day the state had to borrow money from the federal government in order to meet the recent influx of unemployment insurance claims. The state of Ohio has requested $3.1 billion in borrowing a.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 17th, 2020

The weekly $600 unemployment bonus that millions of Americans are relying on will end on July 31 unless Congress can agree on a plan to extend the payments

Reuters Congress approved a $600 unemployment bonus on top of state payments as part of its coronavirus relief efforts in March.  Those weekly payments are set to expire on July 31, and there's no consensus from lawmakers about extending them. The .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 10th, 2020