Wolf says job­less cen­ters will close over funding short­fall

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - NEWS -

HARRISBURG >> Penn­syl­va­nia Gov. Tom Wolf says work­ers will be laid off and some of the eight un­em­ploy­ment com­pen­sa­tion call cen­ters will close after the Sen­ate ad­journed with­out pro­vid­ing suf­fi­cient funding.

The Sen­ate ended its two-year ses­sion Wed­nes­day with­out vot­ing on leg­is­la­tion the ad­min­is­tra­tion sought to pump $57.5 mil­lion into the sys­tem next year.

The Demo­cratic gover­nor calls the Repub­li­can­con­trolled Sen­ate’s in­ac­tion “in­cred­i­bly dis­ap­point­ing and frus­trat­ing .”

The Leg­is­la­ture au­tho­rized a four-year funding bill in 2013 after fed­eral of­fi­cials ac­cused Penn­syl­va­nia of fail­ing to pay first­time un­em­ploy­ment ben­e­fits in a timely man­ner.

A Sen­ate GOP spokes­woman says the 2013 bill wasn’t meant to be an un­lim­ited funding pro­gram and the ad­min­is­tra­tion needed to plan for changes to the sys­tem.

She says the bill can come up again next year.

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