7:50 am July 21, 2010, by Henry Unger
The Senate is poised to pass legislation restoring jobless benefits for millions of people unable to find work, Associated Press reports.
Wednesday’s vote comes after the Democratic-controlled Senate voted 60-40 Tuesday to move ahead on the bill.
At issue are payments averaging $309 a week for almost 5 million people, AP writes.
In Georgia, 49 percent of the jobless have been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer, according to the state labor department.
Does this extension affect you? How?
Is this the right move? On one side, there are those who believe it’s important to keep this safety net from shredding, as many families struggle to keep afloat. Others believe the out-of-control federal deficit should be the priority. What do you say?
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