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It seems like there isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t hear about all the “bad” things that come out of Washington. While I’ll leave the discussion regarding the definition of “bad” for another day, I’d like to discuss one of the “good” things that happened recently.

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LANSING, Mich., June 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber issued the following statement in response to the vote by the Michigan House today to end the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program and get Michiganders back to work. The FPUC program, which runs through Sept. 6, adds a $300 weekly payment to all eligible individuals receiving unemployment benefits. The $300 is added on top of the state's maximum weekly unemployment benefit of $362, making the maximum weekly benefit $662 per week (state/federal). This equates to $16.55 per hour (based on a 40 hour workweek) or $34,424 per year. 

(The Center Square) – Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday he would be willing to entertain ending the state’s involvement in the federal subsidy for unemployed workers, but the issue of getting more Kentuckians back to work is more complicated than just the $300 extra in benefits unemployment recipients receive.