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ICYMI: Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board Calls For the Governor and the Legislature to Fix Florida’s Broken Unemployment System

In an editorial published on Tuesday October 19th, 2021, the Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board called on Governor DeSantis and Florida’s Legislature to finally “get serious” about fixing the state’s messy and perhaps purposely dysfunctional, GOP-created unemployment system.

The editorial specifically references the recent mailing of overpayment notices, which have caused confusion, anxiety and consternation among many benefits recipients: ”The state Department of Economic Opportunity mailed thousands of notices recently to Floridians who filed for unemployment, stating they must repay in some cases thousands of dollars — or face being sent to debt collectors. The notices have caused angst because they almost never say why the recipient owes the state money or how the amount was calculated. Some notices have even been mailed after the deadline to appeal them.”

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More evidence that Florida’s unemployment system needs a permanent fix

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