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Mon May 24, 2021, 04:04 PM

Ricketts ending $300 pandemic unemployment benefits in Nebraska

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Martha Stoddard , Paul Hammel

LINCOLN ó Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday that the state will stop paying $300 a week of federal pandemic unemployment benefits next month and end two other special unemployment programs.

The announcement makes Nebraska the latest state to drop out of the enhanced unemployment program early, as employers scramble to find workers.

Ricketts said he is making the change because Nebraska is "returning to normal" after more than a year of living with pandemic-related disruptions. He pointed out that the state has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.

He also said he believes the additional benefits can be a disincentive for people to work, because some low-wage workers have been able to get more money with unemployment than working available jobs. Ricketts said employers should provide wage increases if the market demands it, but the government should not be artificially affecting the labor market.

Read more: https://omaha.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/ricketts-ending-300-pandemic-unemployment-benefits-in-nebraska/article_8a553706-bca7-11eb-9fc0-8f856bee9de7.html#tracking-source=home-top-story

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 04:42 PM

1. Prick nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 04:51 PM

2. love how super rich people make decisions on this...

like they would know a fucking thing about it. Asshole...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 04:55 PM

3. republican billionaires make poor fuggin "public servants"

just in case anyone hadn't noticed.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 07:41 PM

4. Keep buying that Cubs gear!!! n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 08:46 PM

5. So appropriate that his last name is Ricketts.

A well-known disease associated with malnutrition.

Maybe he thought his original family name Syphilis sounded too ethnic.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 25, 2021, 07:13 AM

6. Time to order a Nebraska tour guide

Have them pay the postage and dump it into recycle when it arrives. Itís not much, but what I can think of right now.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 25, 2021, 07:32 PM

7. What a Peach

This is the asshole that got a waitress fired when she asked his party to wear masks!!! What a piece of evil shit!!!

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