Extended Unemployment Benefits To Expire For 1,400

Vermont labor officials say hundreds of people could lose their unemployment benefits if Congress fails to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. The federal unemployment insurance program that has been providing additional weeks of benefits to the long-term unemployed is set to expire.

Compromise Plan For Jobless Fund

Vermont’s unemployment insurance trust fund became insolvent in January. Lawmakers and the governor announced a plan to fix the system, but not everyone supports it. And an interview with Jane Ambrose, retiring director of the UVM Lane Series.

VT Jobless Trust Fund To Meet

A committee examining ways to prop up Vermont’s unemployment insurance fund meets this week in Montpelier, and it’s looking for public input.