Wed., March 14, 2012 3:12pm
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.
Fri., February 24, 2012 4:20pm
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.
Thu., December 29, 2011 5:00pm
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.
Fri., March 25, 2011 11:44am
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.
Mon., March 14, 2011 12:51pm
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.