Posts tagged "unemployment benefits"

Drug testing the needy still all the rage, but is it cost effective?

There are some policies that become just downright trendy. Even though the Tea Party’s cup isn’t quite so hot anymore, their legacy lives on in this legislative fad: drug testing people in poverty. Sometimes, it’s for welfare benefits. Other times, unemployment. Indiana recently revealed the results of its latest drug-testing round for people who wanted... Read more »

127,000 may lose unemployment in Illinois

Unless Congress acts, 2 million people across the nation will lose their unemployment benefits this week–127,000 in Illinois alone. The lame-duck Congress has until tomorrow to pass another extension of unemployment benefits. Otherwise, all those unemployed who’ve already maxed out their state benefits will be cut off. It’s a familiar scene. Unemployment is nearly at... Read more »