Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says the state has made significant progress repaying the federal government for loans that covered unemployment benefits in recent years. After the beginning of the recession, Georgia went more than $721 million into debt to the federal government to cover the cost of unemployment benefits.
Georgia’s labor commissioner wants lawmakers to okay jobless benefit changes. The plan would help re-pay $700 million the state borrowed to cover unemployment reserves. But the measure appears stalled in the House.
Georgians who lose their jobs next year could see fewer unemployment checks under a bill passed by the state Senate. Supporters say it will help re-pay $700 million Georgia borrowed from the federal government to cover unemployment reserves.
Jobless Georgians could see smaller unemployment checks next year. Cutting back benefits would be part of the state’s plan to re-pay $700 million it borrowed from the federal government to cover unemployment reserves. A look at the difficult road ahead for state leaders and the unemployed.
State officials are trying to figure out how to meet Georgia's unemployment insurance obligations. Officials say the fund is running out of money, and more than 191,000 Georgians received unemployment insurance payments last week. The state owes the federal government more than $600 million dollars.
A cut to the amount businesses pay into the unemployment trust fund, a bill to expand mental health courts, and legislation to green light special needs scholarship waivers are part of the early action from Day-29 of the 40-day General Assembly session.