Daily Archives: Jan. 4, 2014

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Kansans losing about $1.5 million a week in benefits

joblessThe expiration of emergency unemployment insurance benefits on Dec. 28 already has taken about $1.5 million out of the pockets of 4,400 Kansans, according to Democrats on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee. Nationwide, about 1.3 million people lost about $400 million in weekly benefits when Congress didn’t renew the Federal Unemployment Compensation program.