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Gov. Edwards signs bill to end federal pandemic unemployment aid

Gov. John Bel Edwards will end federal unemployment benefits on July 31.
Gov. John Bel Edwards will end federal unemployment benefits on July 31.(Madeline Stewart)
Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 5:56 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed HB 183, which will end the extra $300 a week unemployment payments from the federal government.

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The extra money will stop on July 31.

In exchange, there will be a much smaller boost to state unemployment benefits.

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