Georgia lawmakers approve more generous jobless benefits

Workers in Georgia would be allowed to earn several hundred dollars more a week while keeping their full unemployment benefits under a bill that passed the General Assembly on Wednesday.

Employees also would potentially be eligible to receive benefits for a longer period of time under Senate Bill 408, which the Senate sent to Gov. Brian Kemp for his signature or veto after approving a change proposed by the House.

[…] “They’re not perfect, but I think they’re a good step in the right direction,” said Alex Camardelle of the liberal-leaning Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.

Read more here at the Associated Press.

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