ICYMI: New Report Reveals Political Motivations Driving States Ending UI Benefits Early

July 28, 2021

New internal documents obtained by The Daily Poster show that North Dakota officials made a calculated decision to cut off jobless aid early based on anecdotal evidence and driven by political motivations. North Dakota is one of 26 states that ended the $300 federal unemployment benefit early. 

As Groundwork’s Executive Director Dr. Lindsay Owens told The Daily Poster: 

This slide deck makes clear what we’ve long known about how officials make decisions about the social safety net…The cruelty is, and always has been, the point.”

Read more about the investigation here and email press@groundworkcollaborative.org to speak with Dr. Owens about this crucial lifeline.



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