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Cut to unemployment benefits headed to House floor



The state House Republican plan to cut reduce the burden on businesses by cutting unemployment compensation from the state for out-of-work Floridians passed through its final committee stop this morning and is ready for a vote by on the House floor.

The bill (HB 7005) was approved by the House Economic Affairs Committee on a partisan vote, 12-5. The bill, among other things, would reduce the maximum benefits by 23 percent to $5,500. State benefits would be available for 20 weeks instead of 26 weeks.

[Last modified: Friday, February 25, 2011 1:30pm]


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