unemployment insurance http://ripr.org en Sen Reed Leads Push For Long-Term Unemployment Benefits Extension http://ripr.org/post/sen-reed-leads-push-long-term-unemployment-benefits-extension <p>U.S. Senator Jack Reed, who has taken a leadership role in the democratic drive to renew long-term unemployment insurance benefits, has made a national call for Republicans to join the effort.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Reed was one of four Senate democrats who held a nationwide media conference call Sunday in an effort to break a congressional logjam over long-term unemployment insurance. The insurance expired last week when lawmakers failed to extend a recession-era law providing nearly a year of benefits after state jobless benefits run out.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:50:03 +0000 Flo Jonic 27256 at http://ripr.org Sen Reed Leads Push For Long-Term Unemployment Benefits Extension East Providence Man Pleads to Unemployment Insurance Fraud http://ripr.org/post/east-providence-man-pleads-unemployment-insurance-fraud <p>An East Providence man has pleaded no contest to unemployment insurance fraud.&nbsp; Forty-nine-year-old Richard Daigle was sentenced to ten years probation and ordered to pay restitution to the state in excess of $10,000.</p><p>Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said if the case had gone to trial, prosecutors would have proven that for a six-month period starting in 2010 Daigle was working at a Stop N Shop store but failed to advise the state Department of Labor and Training of his earnings.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:16:30 +0000 Flo Jonic 22885 at http://ripr.org