New Indiana Unemployment Law Takes Effect Saturday

Indiana workers taking voluntary buyouts will no longer eligible for state unemployment benefits starting tomorrow, and severance pay will be counted against unemployment payouts. Those are among the provision of the state’s new unemployment law. The changes are part of Indiana’s plan to pay off a $2 billion loan from the federal government. Lawmakers approved […]

Yarmuth Says Jobless Benefits Extension is Crucial for Kentucky Economy

by Stephanie Crosby Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville says the longer Congress takes to act on an extension of unemployment benefits to millions of jobless Americans, the more Kentucky suffers. Democrats on Capitol Hill want to extend jobless benefits by six months, at a cost of $34-billion. A number of Senate Republicans, including Mitch McConnell […]

Demostrators Call For Benefits Extension

By Rick Howlett and Andy Freudenburg Several dozen demonstrators marched outside the Louisville office of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell today, calling on the Minority Leader and his GOP colleagues to end their filibuster of a measure that would extend federal unemployment benefits. The event was organized by the Kentucky AFL-CIO. President Bill Londrigan says thousands […]

Yarmuth: Bunning "Holding Country Hostage"

By Rick Howlett U.S. Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky continues to draw criticism from Democrats and others for his refusal to support a $10 billion legislative package to fund various programs, including an extension of unemployment benefits. Bunning (pictured) says he’s not opposed to an extension of benefits or other elements of the bill, but wants […]

State Departments Working to Update Unemployment System

It’ll be another few weeks before unemployed Kentuckians who have exhausted their benefits can get new checks through the federal extension of unemployment benefits. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation law was signed November 6th, and extends Kentucky’s unemployment benefits by 20 weeks because the unemployment rate is higher than eight-point-five percent. Lanny Brannock with the Education […]