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SB 875 - Reduces Maximum Weekly Unemployment Benefit Amounts - Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (19-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Reduces Maximum Weekly Unemployment Benefit Amounts

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that reduces maximum weekly unemployment benefits.

Highlights:
  • Reduces the weekly benefit amount from 66 and two-thirds percent to 60 percent of the state average weekly wage for insured employees (Sec. 1).
  • Reduces the maximum weekly unemployed benefit from $451 to $325 (Sec. 1).
  • Requires all weekly benefits below $325 to be reduced by 10 percent from their current level, but not less than $81 (Sec. 1).  
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Reduces Maximum Weekly Unemployment Benefit Amounts

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