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  • Worse, the estimate for state expenditures does not take into account the looming threats to the budget from the deficit in the state's unemployment-insurance fund and outstanding borrowing from local governments and special funds, which together amount to more than $25 billion.

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  • It also calls for major reforms to our unemployment-insurance system, including wage insurance to assist workers whose new job pays less than their old, a "Bridge to Work" program to help the unemployed reconnect with the labor force through temporary work, job-search assistance for all long-term unemployed, and support for unemployed workers looking to become entrepreneurs.

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  • Without action from Congress, two economic-stimulus programs—a payroll-tax holiday for workers and emergency unemployment-insurance benefits—will expire by year-end, causing a loss of 750,000 jobs in 2012, according to an estimate by Moody's Analytics.

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  • Unemployment filings have soared so high in recent months that seven states have already emptied their unemployment-insurance trust funds, which were supposed to see them through recessionary periods.

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  • Republican Douglas Holtz-Eakin , a former director of the Congressional Budget Office and president of the American Action Forum think tank, said measures such as tax credits for new hires and extending emergency unemployment-insurance benefits won't encourage hiring.

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  • They said he also manipulated the unemployment-insurance tax system, using shell companies to transfer employees from one business to another in order to receive a lower rate.

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  • Obama is asking Congress to extend the payroll-tax cut, as well as expiring unemployment-insurance benefits, as soon as it returns in September.

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  • Among other measures, the president also called for more than $62 billion in spending to extend unemployment-insurance benefits through 2012 and fund programs to alleviate long-term joblessness.

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  • Senate Republicans are counting on their House counterparts to make the next move, and expect GOP leaders there to combine a payroll-tax cut with an unemployment-insurance extension and some GOP priorities, possibly including a measure to advance TransCanada Corp.'s controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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  • The Wall Street Journal reports that Mr. Obama is also leaning on states to “permanently change their unemployment-insurance laws to cover part-time workers and prevent other laid-off workers from falling through cracks in the coverage,” offering them a multi-billion incentive to do so.

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