Ohio Report for Friday, November 28, 2014

Legislators Plan Push For Unemployment Compensation Funding Fix; Idle Advisory Council Could See Appointments

Shortly after the 131st General Assembly is sworn in next January, Rep. Barbara Sears said she and other members on an unemployment compensation study committee will likely begin dropping legislation aimed at paying off state debt and building a surplus to fund future claims.

The Sylvania Republican who chaired the committee, said in an interview that she plans to present a report by the end of the year. It will outline options for paying down more than $1.3 billion in federal debt that the state borrowed to pay benefits as well as detail strategies for making the fund solvent - something that's never been done.


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