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 (β€œFund”) that was made available in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (β€œCARES Act”), without a specific appropriation by the State Legislature.1  Earlier this year West Virginia received …Read More

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