CommunityCoronavirusCovid-19

A Fifth of Virginia’s COVID Relief Funding Earmarked for Jobless Benefits: Report

About 20% of funding Virginia received from the latest round of federal coronavirus relief will go toward the state’s unemployment benefits fund.

The replenishment will hold off large tax hikes for the state’s employers, The Associated Press reported.

However, only about 2% will pay for improvements at the Virginia Employment Commission that has received widespread criticism for handling jobless claims during the pandemic.

A spokeswoman for Gov. Ralph Northam told AP it would be “fiscally irresponsible” to have the fund remain at its present levels.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Back to top button

My News Matters to me - Washington Informer Donations

Be a Part of The Washington Informer Legacy

A donation of your choice empowers our journalists to continue the work to better inform, educate and empower you through technology and resources that you use.

Click Here Today to Support Black Press and be a part of the Legacy!

Subscribe today for free and be the first to have news and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Select list(s) to subscribe to


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker