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DeSantis facing calls to expand unemployment benefits

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Posted at 8:22 AM, Apr 08, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. -- U.S. representatives Kathy Castor and Charlie Crist are calling on Governor Ron DeSantis to use emergency powers to expand unemployment benefits.

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Castor and Crist are holding a 10:30 a.m. Zoom call with Michele Evermore, a Senior Policy Analyst at the National Employment Law Project, on Wednesday.

According to a press release, under the $2 trillion CARES Act benefits are greatly enhanced.

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Castor and Crist say Floridians could get more assistance if the benefits were expanded "beyond some of the stingiest in the country."