Gov. Crist signs order extending Florida’s unemployment benefits

I’m not a Charlie Crist supporter, and for what ever reason the Governor decided to sign the Executive Order, he did the right thing.  Today he has made 56,000 plus Floridian whose benefit had expired be able to breathe a sigh of relieve. So Charlie on behalf of all our states unemployed, thank you for doing the right thing today.


Naples Daily News

Posted July 23, 2010 at 1:42 p.m.

NAPLES — An executive order issued today by Gov. Charlie Crist will prevent thousands of Floridians from a delay in receiving unemployment compensation.

“I am committed to exercising my Constitutional duty to authorize the use of available federal funds to help out-of-work Floridians who qualify for this help,” Crist said in a statement.

When state-extended benefits expired in June, some 47,000 Florida recipients had several more weeks left in their claims, according to the Agency for Workforce Innovation, which oversees unemployment compensation in Florida.

Since then, 56,714 more Floridians have come to the end of their emergency unemployment compensation and could now qualify for state-extended benefits.

Without the executive order, Floridians would have been waiting at least until the next time the state Legislature met, when a vote could be taken to approve the extension.,,Read More


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