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Unemployment Tax
7:32 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Klarides: Conn. Employers Will Pay Highest Unemployment Tax In Country

Incoming Connecticut House Republican Leader Themis Klarides.
Credit Conn. House Republicans

The incoming Republican leader of the Connecticut House is concerned the state labor department is not doing enough to reduce unemployment taxes for businesses.

By January, Connecticut companies will be paying the highest federal unemployment taxes in the country, said Rep. Themis Klarides of Derby.

Connecticut has not obtained a waiver that would have given the state an extension on repaying federal loans it used to pay unemployment benefits during the recession, she said. That’s why she’s written to the state labor commissioner seeking an explanation.

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Unemployment insurance to expire for many Jan. 1
3:23 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Murphy hears from unemployed, concerned about loss of benefits

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy speaks with unemployed people at The Workplace in Bridgeport on Monday.
Credit Craig LeMoult

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut met with unemployed people in Bridgeport Monday to talk about unemployment benefits, which are set to expire for many on January 1.

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Veterans and unemployment benefits still available
6:28 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

For Conn. residents some federal govt. services are still available

Sign on the front door of the Small Business Administration office in Conn.
Credit Ebong Udoma

 Several federal services are still available in Connecticut, despite the government shutdown in Washington. The Veteran's Affairs Department is assuring Connecticut's 52,000 veterans their services will continue.