Senate Bill 160, which the House’s Republican majority passed 97-68 along party lines, replaces a state Department of Labor administrative fee that expired at the end of last year using money that otherwise would go into Georgia’s Unemployment Insurance (UI)
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As of Crossover Day, March 6, 2023, Georgia’s House and Senate each voted to pass unemployment insurance (UI) bills, House Bill (HB) 518 and Senate Bill (SB) 160, out of their respective chambers. These bills have three main
New reentry program aims to help Henry County inmates; Proposed legislation could negatively impact Georgia’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund
Ray Khalfani, Georgia Budget Policy Institute’s Senior Worker Justice Policy Analyst, discusses how HB 518 and SB 160 could potentially risk the solvency of Georgia’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund with Rose Scott. Hear the full discussion on WABE.
GBPI Senior Analyst Clare Richie is quoted in this article about cuts to the state’s unemployment trust fund. Read full article here.
Statistic from GBPI is cited in this article about the downfalls of cutting unemployment benefits. Read full article here.
GBPI Senior Policy Analyst Clare S. Richie discusses the state’s unemployment trust fund and alternatives to SB 447 on Primetime Lawmakers . View the discussion. The Unemployment Trust Fund segment begins at the 11 minute, 37 second mark. Additional Information Bill Analysis:
Years of employer tax cuts left Georgia unprepared for a recession and high unemployment; now the state is borrowing $721 million from the federal government to meet its obligation. This policy brief provides an update on Georgia’s insolvent unemployment trust
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GBPI Senior Policy Analyst Clare S. Richie is available for comments and interviews. Media coverage is invited. Georgia was unprepared for a recession and long-term unemployment. Years of employer tax cuts left Georgia’s unemployment trust fund insolvent,