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[17 Nov 2010 | 9 Comments | 5,842 views]
Unemployment extensions end Nov. 30

The Unemployment Compensation Act of 2010, passed by Congress and signed into law on July 22, expires on Nov. 30. This law extended Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC, or extension) benefits for the nation’s unemployed. It is unknown when – or if – Congress will take action to extend the EUC program.
What this means for Arkansans is that if your regular benefits exhaust during the week of Nov. 27, you will not be eligible for an unemployment extension at this time. If you are receiving a Tier I or Tier II …

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[23 Jul 2010 | 4 Comments | 2,373 views]
The politics of stimulus

So, let’s see — the economy is a mess, unemployment is high, deficits are higher and we’ve got a bunch of Congressional elections coming up in November.
The Democrats are blaming George W. Bush and his economic policies while the Republicans are pointing out that Barack Obama’s administration has swelled deficits to an unsustainable degree and we don’t have a whole lot to show for the spending (or, rather, spending borrowed money).
People are irate over the economy for a good reason. According to the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, the unemployment …