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Mulvaney-Stanak Opposes Attempt to Strike Dependent Benefit from Unemployment Bill

From VT Digger - A House panel has endorsed a slimmed-down version of a contentious unemployment bill that would strip bigger checks for laid-off Vermonters with children from an earlier proposal.

As passed by the Senate in March, S.10 proposed additional $50-a-week payments for people on unemployment who claim dependents. But the House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development reached consensus last week on removing the benefits from the bill, which would also soften an impending hike on businesses’ unemployment insurance taxes.

The commerce committee voted 8-2 Wednesday to endorse the amended legislation. It moves next to the floor of the Vermont House. To read the full story go to:

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