Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement on the failure of the Senate to act on HB 2375:
“The Senate’s inaction on HB 2375 is incredibly disappointing and frustrating for so many Pennsylvanians.
“Just weeks after Republicans and Democrats came together to pass fiscally responsible and comprehensive unemployment insurance reform that would provide benefits to 44,000 Pennsylvanians, the failure to move this critical legislation leaves the system’s staffing and operations in upheaval.
“The failure to pass this bill now also means that the unemployment insurance system will be forced to lay off workers and close centers who process claims for the very people who are newly eligible to receive benefits because they are out of work and looking for a new job.
“Though these impacts will be real and immediate, I will continue to provide workers with additional training opportunities and resources to help them get back to work.”
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