Saturday, November 6, 2010

Collins Iffy On Benefit Extension


About 2,000 Mainers were notified this week that their unemployment benefits have maxed out. But whether Congress will extend those benefits any further is an open question.

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she needs to be convinced to support another extension. "I'll have to look at the circumstances at the time, as far as the unemployment rate, the number of people who would be affected in Maine and nationwide whose benefits have expired or would expire, and whether or not it is paid for by cuts," she told Capitol News Service.

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