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Florida Latest State Sued Over Halting Federal Jobless Aid (1)

July 26, 2021, 5:02 PM; Updated: July 26, 2021, 9:37 PM

Unemployed Floridians sued to challenge the governor’s decision halting the extra $300 in federal weekly jobless benefits, joining their peers in at least seven other states contesting the early cutoff of federal aid.

The lawsuit, filed Sunday in a state court in Broward County, Fla., seeks to force Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to resume paying the federal benefits. Similar cases filed in Indiana and Maryland have won court orders requiring those states to restart or continue the enhanced federal unemployment aid, which Congress scheduled to run through Sept. 6 in response to ...

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