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WV Senate Passes Unemployment Reduction Bills

February 10th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Separate bills that would reduce the maximum amount of unemployment benefits from 26 weeks to 20 weeks and require recipients to actively seek work passed the Republican-led West Virginia Senate this week. It took two hours of debate to cover both bills. Legislation addressing the benefits period passed on a 20-14 vote. Governor Jim Justice voiced support for the measures…