...But elected officials in Harrisburg are sitting on an opportunity to put an extra $273 million in the unemployment compensation pot. HB 2400, whose prime sponsor is Marc J. Gergely, D-Allegheny, would give the commonwealth the opportunity to do that.Please read the whole article, including a quote from Carol Goertzel, President/CEO of PathWays PA.
By modernizing unemployment insurance, Pennsylvania can receive millions from the federal government while supporting unemployed workers and families. The amendment to an act formulated in 1936 would not only bring funding to Pennsylvania, it would ensure that more workers and families who paid into the unemployment insurance system earn their fair share of compensation upon being laid off from their jobs....
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Editorial: Unemployment insurance reform needed now
From the Delaware County Daily Times: