unemployment insurance

New England News
5:16 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

U.S. Congressman Neal Tours Berkshire Campuses

On Friday, MCLA Pres. Mary Grant gave U.S. Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA) a tour of the college's Center for Science and Innovation, which opened in the fall.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

U.S. Congressman Richard Neal was on the campus of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams Friday. As he often does during district visits, the Democrat taught a government class, spoke to students interested in travel and toured the college’s science center, which opened last fall.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Michael Meeropol: Paying Unemployment Insurance Is Not Just A Moral Issue

As I speak, approximately 1.3 million of the long-term unemployed have exhausted their benefits --- they now receive nothing to bolster their spending. To some, this is an outrageous betrayal of the fundamental decency that is at the core of the best of America’s moral traditions. To others, it is about time the unemployed stopped being subsidized in their idleness – cutting off benefits, so the argument goes, will make them try harder to find a job.

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New England News
5:14 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

MA Provides Funding For Homeless Workforce Training Initiatives

Credit www.mass.gov

Recession-era unemployment insurance benefits are set to run out for at the end of the month as lawmakers in Washington make progress in passing the first balanced budget in four years. In the meantime, Massachusetts has provided funding for employment programs for the homeless.

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New England News
5:07 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Mass. Gov. Files Bill to Overhaul Municipal Unemployment Insurance

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick has filed a bill aimed at overhauling municipal unemployment insurance.

The legislation filed Wednesday would limit access to unemployment for a worker who retires and begins collecting a pension, then later returns to work for a municipality. Other provisions include preventing municipalities from being charged for wages earned by election workers who make less than $1,000 a year.

The legislation grew out of a task force Patrick convened last year to review unemployment insurance issues raised by municipalities.

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