Recent Studies Show Increased Unemployment Benefits Do Not Deter Workers

Brian Skinner CARES Act, Government & Policy, Unemployment Benefits

  By Brian Skinner, Esq. Economists generally agree that the $600-a-week Pandemic Unemployment Compensation supplement that went to the 32 million Americans in March as part of the CARES Act, kept the economy functioning through the COVID-19 pandemic. Economists at the University of Chicago estimated that more than two-thirds of the workers on unemployment insurance …Read More

Spending Coronavirus Relief Fund Money Without a Legislative Appropriation

Brian Skinner CARES Act, Government & Policy

By Brian J. Skinner, Esq. Recently, questions have arisen about whether Governor Jim Justice may spend money the state received from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (“Fund”) that was made available in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), without a specific appropriation by the State Legislature.1  Earlier this year West Virginia received …Read More

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