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Florida House committee approves cuts to unemployment benefits

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February

The bill from the House Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee would make it easier for employers to fire workers and deny unemployment payments and reduce from 26 to 20 the number of weeks a fired worker could receive benefits from the state.

The 7-4 vote was along party lines. A similar measure is pending in the Senate.

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[Last modified: Thursday, February 10, 2011 4:17pm]

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