Unemployment bill slashes benefits and won't fix broken system
Posted December 02, 2015 in Press Releases
Big benefit cuts would put Ohio out of step with the rest of the country, Policy Matters tells lawmakers.
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Contact: Zach Schiller, 216-361-9801
A bill in the Ohio House that would overhaul Ohio’s unemployment compensation system would not make the system truly solvent even while it would impose barriers to benefits that go beyond what any other state has done. That was the gist of testimony prepared for delivery today at the Ohio House Insurance Committee by Policy Matters Ohio Research Director Zach Schiller.
House Bill 394 is not a balanced package, Schiller noted. Unemployed workers will shoulder the entire cost of the bill. According Ohio Department of Job & Family Services estimates, the bill would cut nearly $4.3 billion in benefits from unemployed workers between 2017 and 2025. But most of this