unemployment benefits http://wfpl.org en Alison Lundergan Grimes Jabs Mitch McConnell's Personal Wealth at 'Raise the Wage' Rally http://wfpl.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-jabs-mitch-mcconnells-personal-wealth-raise-wage-rally <p>Saying a minimum wage hike would be a chief priority if elected, Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes blamed Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell's personal wealth for his opposition at a rally in Louisville on Tuesday.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 01:59:42 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9038 at http://wfpl.org Alison Lundergan Grimes Jabs Mitch McConnell's Personal Wealth at 'Raise the Wage' Rally Congressman John Yarmuth Urges House Colleagues to Extend Unemployment Benefits http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-john-yarmuth-urges-house-colleagues-extend-unemployment-benefits <p>Speaking on the House floor Wednesday afternoon, Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky marked the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty by urging Republicans to support an extension of unemployment benefits.</p><p>The <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/senate-unexpectedly-moves-forward-unemployment-benefits">Senate surprised political observers earlier this week</a> when a bipartisan push moved the measure forward by a 60-37 vote. But senators still disagree over whether the 3-month extension of benefits should be offset with cuts elsewhere.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:02:34 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8175 at http://wfpl.org Congressman John Yarmuth Urges House Colleagues to Extend Unemployment Benefits Expiring Unemployment Benefits Will Affect Thousands of Kentuckians http://wfpl.org/post/expiring-unemployment-benefits-will-affect-thousands-kentuckians <p>A Kentucky think tank is warning that unemployment benefits for tens of thousands of people in the commonwealth will expire Dec. 28 if Congress does not act.</p><p>The emergency benefits were created five years ago under President George W. Bush to combat the recession, and it now gives workers up to 73 weeks of unemployment compensation.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:10:47 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7944 at http://wfpl.org Expiring Unemployment Benefits Will Affect Thousands of Kentuckians