Senate votes to reduce unemployment benefits week after major state layoffs

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV A week after two major in-state employers closed, the West Virginia Senate passed an amended bill to reduce unemployment benefits for citizens who are out of work.  Two bills were originally proposed. SB840 (sponsored by Sen. Eric Tarr, R-Putnam) proposed achieving the unemployment cut by reducing the maximum weeks of eligibility […]

Senate adopts new unemployment restrictions

By Matthew Young, RealWV January 23, 2023 CHARLESTON, W.VA. – The W.Va. Senate, on Monday, passed the Committee Substitute for SB 59 – which seeks to add additional restrictions to, and shorten the length of unemployment benefits.  As explained by Sen. Jack David Woodrum, R-Summers, the Committee Substitute adds two provisions to “to increase the […]