Posts Tagged ‘unemployment benefits’

Payroll tax bill includes funds for more immigration detention beds

Posted on: December 20th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments
The congressional showdown over payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits continues after the GOP-led House voted Tuesday against a Senate bill approved over the weekend.

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Environmental groups dub inclusion of Keystone XL in payroll tax bill ‘most cynical anti-enviro stunt’

Posted on: December 20th, 2011 by The American Independent 1 Comment

Colorado and national environmental groups today were sharply critical of congressional plans to accelerate a White House decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline as part of a deal to extend payroll tax relief and unemployment benefits.

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Florida jobless rate drops amid gamesmanship over unemployment benefits

Posted on: December 19th, 2011 by The American Independent 1 Comment
As the state reports that the unemployment rate in Florida dropped again during the month of November, the fate of unemployment benefits for Floridians remains unclear, as Congress continues to disagree over how to extend the payments.

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Florida Chamber of Commerce to ‘fight’ unemployment taxes

Posted on: December 15th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

The Florida Chamber of Commerce logo (Photo dotflorida.org)

Yesterday, the Florida Chamber of Commerce reaffirmed that it plans to “fight” any increased taxes on businesses for unemployment insurance.

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Approved GOP House bill extends payroll tax cuts, reduces unemployment compensation

Posted on: December 14th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

The GOP-sponsored “Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act,” which extends payroll tax cuts and extends but reduces unemployment benefits through 2012, passed in the U.S. House Tuesday night, but it will not pass in the Senate. (more…)

House GOP bill links payroll tax cut to oil pipeline approval, cuts to unemployment benefits

Posted on: December 13th, 2011 by The American Independent 1 Comment
A GOP bill that would cut payroll taxes for American workers and approve an oil pipeline also contains changes to federally funded unemployment compensation programs set to expire Dec. 31.

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VIDEO: Florida’s homeless children rate reaches epidemic proportions

Posted on: November 29th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

60 Minutes aired a program this weekend shedding light on one of the little-discussed but heartbreaking aspects of the country’s persistent economic woes: an epidemic of homeless schoolchildren. The subject of the program was Seminole County, Fla., a county with 1,100 homeless students. (more…)

Florida Chamber of Commerce promises fight on unemployment taxes

Posted on: October 27th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

In its agenda for the 2012 session, The Florida Chamber of Commerce has said that it will “will fight to stabilize and ultimately lower the cost of the unemployment compensation tax increases for Florida employers.”
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