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    House Approves Bill Raising Arizona’s Unemployment Benefit

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    STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – The Arizona House of Representatives today approved HB 2805, bipartisan legislation sponsored by Republican Representative David Cook, to raise the state’s unemployment weekly insurance benefit amount from $240 to $300, and increasing the income disregard cap from $30 to $160, to allow a total weekly benefit of $460.

    “Unemployed Arizonans struggle to make ends meet and put food on their family’s table,” said Representative Cook.  “Tonight, they’re a step closer to having some more support.  It’s the right thing for us to do, and the bill does it responsibly.”

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    “I’m grateful for the bipartisanship of my colleagues. It is a good example that the work we do as legislators can have a real and meaningful impact on the lives of the people we’re here to represent.”

    The bill now moves to the State Senate for consideration.

    David Cook is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives serving Legislative District 8, which includes areas of Pinal and Gila Counties.

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