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Old 07-02-2010, 06:32 PM
 
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Not for nothin', but the state shouldn't have spent the fund on other stuff. Was reported long ago that 4 Billion of it went to state aid to hospitals. "Overall economy of the state" will be the main interest in the "balancing". Can only guess what that means. They spent the $ elsewhere, now they'd like the people who paid into it in the first place to take the hit fixing it.

Of course I don't hate hospitals, but the state should have done something then to address that need - They chose to take it out of the UI fund betting they wouldn't need it.
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:05 PM
 
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He’s gotta fund the ever loving tax cut to the wealthy somehow. Where do people think the money for the rich is coming from? Hint – it ain’t coming from them.


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Old 07-03-2010, 05:41 AM
 
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It's about making it more difficult for workers who are terminated for "Misconduct" to collect benefits. I thought those workers weren't eligible for UI anyway. Unless there was something I didn't know.
"A three-tiered structure is now established – misconduct, severe misconduct and gross misconduct – which either prohibit payment of unemployment benefits or extend the waiting period before benefits can be paid."

Its a grading scale as it were...severity of misconduct. Someone who was fired after being caught surfing the internet when they should have been working would be treated differently than someone who slashed their co-worker's tires in the parking lot.
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:31 AM
 
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Default Recent States Aid Bill Will Avert Layoffs Of Some NJ Municipal Employees

The $26 billion federal emergency aid measure for states that passed the Senate by 61-39 on Thursday -- and is expected to be passed by the House next week -- contains $670 million for New Jersey: $400 million to expand its Medicaid rolls and $268 million to prevent thousands of layoffs among teachers, police officers, and firefighters.

According to the New Jersey Department of Human Services, the additional $400 million in Medicaid money would help New Jersey cover about 300,000 residents eligible to enroll in the federal-state health insurance program for needy people. The U.S. Department of Education estimated that 3,900 New Jersey teachers -- mostly at the K-12 levels -- could be retained with their portion of the other $268 million the state will receive.

The bill is being financed to a large extent by trimming other federal programs such as food stamps and ending tax breaks for companies that create jobs overseas.

N.J. awaits $670 million in aid to stop layoffs, boost Medicaid rolls- Lakewood 24/6 (http://www.lakewood246.com/news/18692/n-j-awaits-670-million-in-aid-to-stop-layoffs-boost-medicaid-rolls.html - broken link)
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:52 AM
 
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ending tax breaks for companies that create jobs overseas.

N.J. awaits $670 million in aid to stop layoffs, boost Medicaid rolls- Lakewood 24/6 (http://www.lakewood246.com/news/18692/n-j-awaits-670-million-in-aid-to-stop-layoffs-boost-medicaid-rolls.html - broken link)
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:58 AM
 
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Thanks, as usual, Diorgirl. I've been trying to get my mother on the Global Option (home health aid) of Medicare in NJ. I met with the agent last week and re-stated our case. The situation went from "No way" to "Definite Maybe".
This can only help.
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:27 PM
 
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I STILL dont understand what gross and severe mean, and regular...isnt that how it is Now?
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:46 AM
 
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I STILL dont understand what gross and severe mean, and regular...isnt that how it is Now?
No -- previously there were only TWO levels: misconduct and gross misconduct. Now there are THREE levels: misconduct, severe misconduct, and gross misconduct, with different consequences for each level. As explained in a previous post here:

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"A three-tiered structure is now established – misconduct, severe misconduct and gross misconduct – which either prohibit payment of unemployment benefits or extend the waiting period before benefits can be paid."

Its a grading scale as it were...severity of misconduct. Someone who was fired after being caught surfing the internet when they should have been working would be treated differently than someone who slashed their co-worker's tires in the parking lot.
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:11 AM
 
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Default Public Referendum To Protect NJ Unemployment Insurance Fund

On November 2, New Jersey residents will have the opportunity to vote in a public referendum to stop the state from diverting money from the state's unemployment insurance fund for other purposes. On 22 occasions -- from 1992 to 2007 -- New Jersey governors approved 22 "withdrawals" from the unemployment insurance fund totaling $5.4 billion.

If approved, this amendment to the State Constitution would ensure that all contributions -- from employers and employees -- to the wage-based employee benefit funds, and any returns earned through the investment of them, can only be used for the designated purposes of those funds.

Elections (http://lwvnj.org/ballot_2010_q.shtml - broken link)
Question would end using worker benefit funds to pay state
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:16 AM
 
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On November 2, New Jersey residents will have the opportunity to vote in a public referendum to stop the state from diverting money from the state's unemployment insurance fund for other purposes. On 22 occasions -- from 1992 to 2007 -- New Jersey governors approved 22 "withdrawals" from the unemployment insurance fund totaling $5.4 billion.

If approved, this amendment to the State Constitution would ensure that all contributions -- from employers and employees -- to the wage-based employee benefit funds, and any returns earned through the investment of them, can only be used for the designated purposes of those funds.

Elections (http://lwvnj.org/ballot_2010_q.shtml - broken link)
Question would end using worker benefit funds to pay state
The amendment explained above has passed:
N.J. jobless-fund amendment approved by wide margin - NorthJersey.com
NJ Voters Approve Ban On State Benefit Raids « CBS New York – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of NY
N.J. voters ban use of unemployment, disability funds for budget gaps | NJ.com
It's yes to N.J. question | Philadelphia Inquirer | 11/03/2010 (http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20101103_It_s_yes_to_N_J__question.html - broken link)
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