General Assembly Forced to Fix Unemployment Funding

In mid November, Indiana ran out of money to pay unemployment benefits to the growing number of people out of work.  On November 26, the state began borrowing money to pay those benefits from the federal government.

But as of mid December, Indiana had borrowed over $53 million at an interest rate of 4.8 percent.  Fixing the problem is a task that must be solved by the Indiana General Assembly this session.

Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland takes a looks at the problem, and the possibilities the legislature has for fixing it.

Daniel Robison

Daniel started as WFIU's Assistant News Director in July 2008. He graduated with a B.A. in history in 2007 and earned an M.A. in journalism two years later. Daniel hosts Ask the Mayor weekly and the occasional Noon Edition. He also hosts Morning Edition on Thursdays, sleepily. Daniel's beats include everything News Director Stan Jastrzebski wants him to cover. And it feels strange to type biography of myself in the third person like this. So that's that.

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