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Hundreds stand in line for hours this week to get resolutions to unemployment insurance claims

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Hundreds of Kentuckians stood in line for hours on successive days this week trying to resolve unemployment insurance claims at the state Capitol. 
According to figures released earlier this week by Gov. Andy Beshear, more than 52,000 had their cases held up for one reason or another from March, April and May. Although more than 1,100 had their claims resolved on Tuesday...

Commentary: Time for Beshear to fix unemployment insurance disaster, live up to promises

By Kentucky State Senators Danny Carroll, Matt Castlen, Stephen Meredith and Robby Mills Special to KyForward Since the coronavirus pandemic came to Kentucky in early March, our state has been hit hard – more than most others. Due to Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive orders, more than 800,000 Kentuckians lost their livelihoods and were forced to file unemployment insurance claims. As Kentucky state...

Beshear takes action to improve key government programs to better serve Kentuckians

Gov. Andy Beshear has announced his administration is working to speed up unemployment insurance claims and is recovering thousands overpaid to deceased workers compensation fund beneficiaries. Both actions improve operations so that state government better serves Kentucky families. Dedicated unemployment insurance staff at career centers Beshear said he and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, who also serves...