CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2010 |
Alarmed that a Rosemead city councilman collected unemployment benefits after he was ousted by voters, state lawmakers are proposing to prevent such payments in the future. John Nunez was paid $11,250 in state unemployment benefits, covered by the city, after he lost a re-election bid in March 2009. The city challenged the claim and sought reimbursement, but the state Employment Development Department sent a letter Feb. 25 saying that the city was on the hook for the money. Nunez stopped collecting payments after his benefits ran out in September.
November 25, 2010
Fed up with the Fed Re "Bernanke bashers," Opinion, Nov. 19 I almost fell out of my chair when I read that Rep. Ron Paul is portraying the Federal Reserve and its chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, as socialists. Wait, what? Is this the same Bernanke who is an admirer of Alan Greenspan and Milton Friedman, champions of deregulation? Is this the same Fed that has been shirking its regulatory duties for the past 30 years, and has led us to more economic inequality than this country has seen in almost 100 years?
December 2, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Congress' unfinished business threatens to leave millions of Americans - including the unemployed, Pentagon contractors and even supermarket shoppers - in the lurch this holiday season. With partisan dysfunction unlikely to subside in coming weeks, lawmakers appear ready to punt several issues into the new year. But many Americans could start feeling the effects of inaction as early as this month. An estimated 1.3 million Americans will lose federal emergency unemployment benefits after Christmas if the program is not renewed.
June 10, 2010
Extending unemployment benefits was a no-brainer for Congress last year. Now, however, lawmakers are balking at a bill to provide additional relief to more than 1 million Americans who've been unable to find work for up to half a year. The change in attitude has little to do with the economy — the unemployment rate remains near 10% and economic growth remains anemic. Instead, lawmakers are responding to a change in the political winds caused by the mounting federal debt. We're nervous about the debt too, but lawmakers seem to be attacking the wrong problem.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2002 |
The state Senate on Monday passed and sent to Gov. Gray Davis a bill that would increase unemployment benefits by $100 a week for workers who lost their jobs after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and for many others. Davis, who sponsored the bill (SB2), has said he will sign it. But it is not certain when the benefits will start flowing. The bill originally would have started the payments as soon as the governor signed it, but Assembly Republicans defeated that feature.
July 4, 1992 |
President Bush signed a bill Friday giving jobless Americans up to a half-year in additional unemployment benefits, one day after the government announced that unemployment had soared to an eight-year high. Departing from his persistent election-year criticism of Congress, Bush said: "I am pleased that the Administration and Congress worked together successfully in the last few days to enact this important extension of benefits."
April 7, 1985 |
For five years Linda Newman has risen early each school day to protect the lives of children. Standing at a corner in Long Beach, she carries a sign warning motorists to heed the army of small bodies parading before them to school. She is a crossing guard, a larger-than-life figure in the lives of most American schoolchildren. With the $5.17 she earns for each of her 32 1/2 working hours per week, she supports herself and her 5-year-old child.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1992
The U.S. Department of Labor has extended by one month the deadline to apply for disaster unemployment insurance for residents affected by the riots. The application period was to end today but has been extended to July 6 because many people eligible for benefits have been unaware of the program, officials said. As of May 30, 2,010 people had applied to the insurance program, which provides weekly payments of $40 to $230 for up to 26 weeks.