California lawmakers are considering options to provide additional unemployment benefits with an extra USD 600 per week, funded by the federal government this month.
According to Democratic assemblyman Phil Ting, the chair of the legal working group, the Democratic lawmakers favor the idea. The financial aid for jobless Californians is considered if Congress failed to extend the federal pandemic benefit.
Ting, who is also serving as a chairman of the Assembly Budget Committee, highlighted that many locals rely on these benefits to pay rent and buy food. In his view, it is the state's job to intervene and help them.
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