DeWine signs bill releasing $650 million in virus aid, addresses unemployment system

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The bill also clears the way for $650 million in federal coronavirus relief funding

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a bill Thursday that could impact Ohio unemployment benefits in the future.

House Bill 614 creates a council with a goal of reforming the state’s unemployment compensation system.

The Jobs and Family Services director would be required to create a staffing plan for employees to handle claims for benefits.

The bill also clears the way for $650 million in federal coronavirus relief funding to be given to Ohio communities.

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