Colorado

Mar 2, 2010 9:22 AM by Associated Press

Lawmakers consider unemployment for reduced hours

Workers whose hours are cut to prevent layoffs would be allowed to collect partial unemployment benefits under a bill being considered in the state Senate.

The Senate debated the bill Monday but delayed an initial vote.

It would allow people working reduced hours to collect unemployment for the lost hours for up to 18 weeks. That's two months less than the period for full unemployment benefits.

The unemployment fund has been running low because of the recession, but Democratic Sen. Rollie Heath says paying partial benefits will be cheaper than full benefits for laid-off workers.

Senate Republican leader Josh Penry proposed that lawmakers pull back partial benefits if the unemployment fund suffers. Heath asked for a delay to consider the change.

 

»Comments

»Topics in this article

More News

Colorado
Story Photo

4 minutes ago

Falcon school fights to save student's life

FALCON- Aden Knar, a third grade student at Falcon Virtual Academy, is in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. His school, Falcon Virtual Academy, will host a bone marrow donor drive tomorrow to help find a match Aden. Knar, 10, was diagnosed at age 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and entered remission in 2008. In November 2013, the Knar family learned that the leukemia had returned, and is now isolated in his bone marrow. In an outreach of support, Falcon Virtual Academy hosted a bone marrow donor drive in January, and will be hosting another tomorrow from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 6113 Constitution Ave., directly west of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. "We wanted to reach out to the family again," said Jodi Fletcher, assistant principal. Fletcher explained that more than 250 people participated in the January drive, and she hopes to have similar numbers April 19. The money from a bake sale at the drive, and a portion of the proceeds raised from a spring formal...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4