Let's just start out by reviewing what has happened so far. As those who have followed the debate know, $555 million in federal stimulus funds was available for Texas, provided that the Legislature agree to make several changes that increased the number of people who would be eligible for UI
Eltife’s bill to make the changes necessary for Texas to be eligible to get $555 million in funds for unemployment insurance will die in the House. A poll of the floor yielded around 80 votes for the bill, and since the 74 Democrats are presumed to favor it, that means
Seeking final passage of his bill drawing down federal money for the unemployment compensation fund, Sen. Kevin Eltife argued that taking federal money — despite the strings attached — is a good deal for Texas employers and will actually save them money. By October, the unemployment insurance fund will be nearly
Taking fewer than three minutes, Sen. Kevin Eltife just passed SB 1569 drawing down federal stimulus money for the Texas Unemployment Compensation Fund. He makes the case that accepting federal money will reduce the tax burden on Texas employers. 22-9. No questions, no debate.