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Mon Jul 27, 2020, 10:47 PM

California may offer $600 a week in extra jobless benefits if Congress doesn't act

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

SACRAMENTO — If Congress doesn’t act to extend an extra $600 in weekly benefits for unemployed Californians, state legislators say they’re ready to jump in to prevent benefits from plunging during the pandemic.

The expanded federal unemployment benefits, which began in April, are set to expire Friday. That will reduce the average jobless payment in California to about $338 a week.

The House passed a coronavirus relief bill in May that would extend the $600 weekly checks through Jan. 31, but the GOP-led Senate has yet to act. Republicans released a package late Monday that proposes to cut the aid to $200 a week.

Democratic legislative leaders unveiled an outline of their proposal Monday to extend the $600 payments as part of a $100 billion stimulus plan designed to ease the damage the pandemic is causing to Californians and the state’s economy.

Read more: https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/California-may-offer-600-a-week-in-extra-jobless-15438112.php



Hopefully NY follows...

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 11:05 AM

1. Well I thought it was good news...

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Response to Polybius (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 04:33 PM

2. It's great news!

California is awesome! Hope it passes! Thanks for sharing!

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Response to ahimsa (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 09:04 PM

3. Anytime!

I think only a few states would be able to handle this though, like big-economy states like CA, NY, and TX.

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