Governor’s Signature Needed to Extend Unemployment
Legislation to extend unemployment benefits is awaiting the governor’s signature.
Gov. Charlie Crist says he wants to review the plan before making a final decision on whether or not to sign off on it. If Crist does sign the bill, 250,000 Floridians will receive an extra 20 weeks of unemployment pay, according to the Capitol News Service.
The plan would pump $418 million of federal stimulus money into the state’s economy.
The Agency for Workforce Innovation has already posted information about the extended benefits on its Web site.
If the extension is approved, people will be able to apply for the benefits online. To access the webpage, go to www.floridajobs.org and click on the Extended Benefits Button on the right side of the screen.
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