Optimism in the face of lost jobless benefits
The holidays can be a stressful time in and of themselves, but some Michigan residents are bracing for more difficulty. About 45,000 people in the state who are currently receiving unemployment insurance through a federal extension program will lose that benefit by the end of the month.
That’s because Republicans in the U-S House opted not to extend the program in the latest budget package passed this week.
Current State’s Kevin Lavery spoke with Daphne Whitfield, who’s losing that funding this month.