Gov. Rick Scott today signed a bill allowing businesses to avoid paying increased taxes, revenue from which would have gone toward repaying the federal government for unemployment benefits sent out to Floridians.
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Gov. Rick Scott today signed a bill enacting a slew of tax breaks and handouts for businesses in Florida as part of his plan to grow the state’s economy and create jobs.
The Florida Senate Commerce and Tourism committee has passed an unemployment compensation bill that would amend Florida law to allow victims of domestic violence to qualify for unemployment compensation.
The state Legislature’s Economic Affairs Committee yesterday passed a bill that would rebrand unemployment compensation as “reemployment assistance.”
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.
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.
Yesterday, the Florida Chamber of Commerce reaffirmed that it plans to “fight” any increased taxes on businesses for unemployment insurance.
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.
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.
With unemployment across the U.S. stuck at 9 percent, supporters of unemployment benefits to workers will call today for extending the federal programs beyond Dec. 31, when they will begin to expire.