Unemployment benefit changes advance in General Assembly

Updated at 5:41 p.m.

LEGISLATION AIMED at getting people back to work and relieving business-hiring woes advanced in the R.I. General Assembly on May 11. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SAKUMA
PROVIDENCE – Legislation aimed at getting people back to part-time work advanced in both chambers of the General Assembly on Tuesday. The Senate bill, sponsored by Sen. Maryellen Goodwin, D-Providence, passed by a 35-1 vote. Earlier Tuesday, the House Finance Committee unanimously approved an identical piece of companion legislation from Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee, D-South Kingstown,…

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