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Arthur Delaney

Jan Brewer: 'Just Cruel' To Focus On Deficit Instead Of Jobless

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics

Unemployed people in Arizona and Pennsylvania are watching helplessly as lawmakers in each state fight over measures to restore extended unemployment ...

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Jan Brewer Calls Arizona Legislature Into Special Session To Deal With Unemployment Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has called a special session of the state's legislature so lawmakers can prevent thousands of Arizonans from missing out o...

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Unemployed Get Their Money Back in N.C. And Tennessee

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

Long-term unemployed people in North Carolina and Tennessee are getting their money back after local leaders reinstated a federal jobless aid program ...

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N.C. Gov Issues Executive Order To Restore Unemployment Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) issued an executive order Friday unilaterally reinstating unemployment insurance for 47,000 laid off North Carolini...

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GOP Lawmaker Hires Jobless Constituent To Work In His Yard For $8 An Hour

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

Kathryn Treadway of Goldsboro, N.C., lost her job doing medical transcription work for a hospital early last year. The 35-year-old hasn't had an incom...

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North Carolina Unemployment Standoff Drags Endlessly

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) does not like the latest attempt by Republicans in the General Assembly to link unemployment benefits and budget cu...

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GOP State Rep: Reducing Pennsylvania's Unemployment Insurance 'A Fairness Thing'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

A Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives says he wants to reform the state's unemployment insurance system in part because the...

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37,000 Jobless Lose Benefits In North Carolina Standoff

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A standoff between Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly and Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue has halted unemployment insurance f...

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House Committee Approves GOP Bill That Would Let States Redirect Jobless Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a party-line vote Wednesday, a congressional panel approved a Republican bill that would allow states to divert $31 billion worth of ...

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For Jobless, Florida Set To Become Stingiest State In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

Thanks to a pending law, next January Florida will become the stingiest state in America when it comes to unemployment insurance benefits. A bill ...

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State Lawmakers Revisit Expired Unemployment Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

State lawmakers in Tennessee and North Carolina want a legislative do-over after their states became ineligible for 20 weeks of federally-funded unemp...

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Confusion As Federal Jobless Aid Expires In Tennessee

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics

Stephenie Dodson read in the newspaper earlier this month that some 28,000 Tennesseans will lose their federal unemployment benefits because of the st...

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Extended Unemployment Benefits Expire In These States Next

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

Robin St. Louis of Charlotte, N.C. lost her job as a sales rep just before Christmas in 2009 and said she hasn't had much luck with her job search sin...

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Extendend Unemployment Insurance Stopping Short In Several States

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

Extended unemployment insurance benefits for the long-term jobless are set to expire this month in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Tennessee, ...

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Jobless Aid Advocates Fear Michigan Will Become The Next Wisconsin

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress deadlocked several times last year over renewals of federally-funded unemployment insurance for the long-term jobless, twice in...

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Michigan Lawmakers Pass Controversial Compromise On Unemployment Extension

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

State lawmakers in Michigan passed last-minute legislation to preserve 20 weeks of federal unemployment insurance for the long-term jobless on Wednesd...

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Some State Lawmakers Saying 'No' To Federal Money For Jobless Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers in Missouri are balking at accepting federal dollars to pay for 20 weeks of unemployment benefits for the long-term...

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What An Unemployment Cutoff Looks Like

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ken Watson of Batavia, Ohio said he learned via email Wednesday that he'd be cut off from his unemployment benefits this weekend. "I thought I was g...

The 10 States That Could Be Hit Hardest By A Lapse In Unemployment Benefits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By 24/7 Wall Street: More than 2 million people receiving unemployment will lose coverage in December if Congress does not extend their benefits. In a...

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Unemployment Extension Standoff: 'I Feel Like A Pawn In A Chess Game"

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Cathy Millen doesn't appreciate the way Congress toys with the unemployed whenever it's time to reauthorize long-term jobless aid. "Every time it co...

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Twenty One Days Since Congress Allowed Extended Unemployment Benefits To Lapse

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congress has had a hard time lately finding the will to help the poor, the old and the jobless. It's been a full three weeks since lawmakers failed ...

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Senate Set For Another Unemployment Fight: 'Congress Cannot Screw This Up Again'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate is all set for another fight to reauthorize extended unemployment benefits and other domestic aid provisions that will expire unless Congre...

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Jim Bunning Repeatedly Blocks Unemployment Benefits Extension, Tells Dem 'Tough Shit'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Updated below: The Senate has now recessed for the weekend without taking action. Jim Bunning, a Republican from Kentucky, is single-handedly blockin...

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State Unemployment Commissioners Implore Congress To Reauthorize Benefits Extensions

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Labor commissioners and unemployment-agency officials from several states joined a coalition of labor and advocacy groups Monday to implore Congress t...