07/26/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

N.Y. Unemployed A Casualty Of Senate Chaos

A campaign to increase New York's unemployment benefits for the first time in a decade has been sidetracked by the political stalemate in Albany.

Despite having the support of the governor, labor leaders and advocates for the unemployed, a bill to raise weekly jobless benefits on July 1 and close the gap in the state's unemployment trust fund was not addressed by state lawmakers before their regular session ended this week.

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