Edwards agrees to end federal unemployment aid on July 31
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (AP) – Gov. John Bel Edwards agreed to turn off federal unemployment benefits in the event of a pandemic in late July in exchange for a modest long-term increase in Louisiana’s unemployment benefits, announcing Wednesday that he had signed a bill that trades.
Republican state lawmakers and professional organizations have agreed to support a $ 28 increase in Louisiana’s maximum weekly unemployment benefits – increasing the payment to a maximum of $ 275 per week – starting in January.
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