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Ohio senators are part of bipartisan deal to revive emergency unemployment
Democrat Sherrod Brown, Republican Rob Portman and eight other senators helped passed the deal for a five months extension of federal unemployment benefits
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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Democrat Sherrod Brown, Republican Rob Portman and eight other senators helped passed the deal for five months of federal unemploymen
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Both of Ohio's senators are part of a bipartisan deal passed today to revive long-term unemployment benefits.
Republican Rob Portman, Democrat Sherrod Brown and eight other senators backed the plan for five months of federal unemployment insurance, on top of the six months offered by the state.

Under the new plan, anyone applying for the federal extension would undergo an assessment and could be assigned to job training or 20 hours a week of community service. Sen. Portman says that will enhance the skill-set for jobseekers, and help them to land work sooner.

It will be paid for through higher fees on plane tickets, adjustments in federal pension contributions, and eliminating some payments to people who are also on disability.

Payments will be made retroactive to Dec. 28, when the previous benefits extension lapsed.  And payments will end to anyone whose adjusted gross income in the preceding year was $1 million or more.

In a release, Sen. Brown said 52,000 Ohioans will regain benefits, and the deal also impacts 128,000 Ohioans who are about to lose unemployment.
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