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January 24, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Sen. Baumgartner: Do community service to get jobless benefits

Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, has introduced a bill that would require people laid off from work to perform community service in order to get unemployment benefits. Senate Bill 6392 specifically requires workers to perform “at least eight hours of community service for every four weeks of unemployment benefits received.” Workers younger than 18 and older…


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