Senate vote risks unemployment benefits for possibly 100,000 Ohioans

Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A bill extending unemployment insurance stalled Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, potentially leaving nearly 100,000 Ohioans without benefits by month's end.

A dozen Democrats joined Republicans on a key 52-45 vote rejecting a $140 billion package of unemployment benefits, aid to states, tax breaks for businesses and families, and Medicare payments for doctors because it would swell the federal debt by $80 billion.

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