The Progressive Caucus of the state Legislature unveiled its alternative budget proposal today, downplaying the Governor’s proposed “sin taxes” and sales tax increases on household goods and services and instead pushing for a higher marginal income tax on high earners and a tax on capital […]
HB 5367 – Would have made several changes to unemployment benefits and eligibility requirements for receiving them. It:
- Increased from $15 to $50 the minimum amount of weekly unemployment benefits most claimants can receive,
- Increased from $600 to $2,000 the minimum amount most claimants must earn during their base period (the first four of the last five calendar quarters) to be eligible for benefits, and
- Required most claimants’ benefits to be based on their average quarterly wages during all four quarters of their base period, instead of during their two highest earning quarters.