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Georgia labor advocates push to keep $300 federal unemployment benefit
Brian Kemp
Gov. Brian Kemp speaks with reporters outside Amazon’s new warehouse in Gwinnett County on Sept. 1, 2020. - photo by Beau Evans, Capitol Beat News Service
The governor’s announcement last week that he will end the extra federal $300 monthly unemployment checks on June 26 sent shock waves through many Georgia communities where unemployed workers have relied on the added benefit for months to cover rent, food and utility bills.