State Lawmakers Unveil Major Fix to Unemployment Compensation PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Karen Woodall, who represents the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy, called the new bills "the beginning of the assault on the unemployed." She said lawmakers are blaming people who are victims of the recession for the fact that the unemployment trust fund is out of money. Florida's maximum weekly payment is already one of the lowest in the nation.

You can read the story in The Florida Tribune

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The mission of the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy is to conduct independent research, develop new ideas, and advise policymakers on state fiscal and economic policy.  The Center pays particular attention to policy impacts on low- and moderate-income individuals, families and neighborhoods, workers, and small businesses.  The Center works to heighten public awareness of the need to adequately fund programs that improve opportunities, choices, quality of life outcomes, and the economic well-being of all Floridians.