Perdue signs unemployment, Ga. Power bills

By Kristi E. Swartz

Gov. Sonny Perdue on Tuesday signed legislation extending unemployment benefits to eligible Georgians by an additional 13 weeks and allowing people looking for part-time work to qualify for unemployment benefits.
Georgians also may receive unemployment benefits if they are training for a job in a high-demand industry because they were laid off from work in a declining one.
The state will be able to apply for $226 million in federal money to pay for the extended benefits.
Perdue also signed legislation allowing Georgia Power Co. to charge customers  in advance for some costs of nuclear power plant construction.

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April 22nd, 2009
9:43 am

How ironic. Extending unemployment benefits at the same time giving a huge handout to the biggest utility in Georgia.

When you power bill goes up, thank the Georgia Republican Party.

The entire risk of loss for these nuke plants is on the backs of ordinary Georgia consumers. Not the Ga Power shareholders or execs, not the large commercial power users (they are exempt) — just ordinary Georgians.

Thanks GOP. From the bottom of my wallet.


April 23rd, 2009
1:19 pm

Socialize the risk, privatize the gains. It’s the republican way.


May 11th, 2009
6:12 pm

Thank u perdue for making decision 2 help our crisis.


May 11th, 2009
6:15 pm

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May 17th, 2009
5:32 pm

why am i not going to get an extenson and others that has been on unemployment a lot longer than i have gets it