Extra Jobless Aid Not a Winner in Republican Districts

Monday, January 27th, 2014 @ 2:24PM

As the U.S. Senate battles over expanded unemployment insurance, House Republicans aren’t even talking about it.

The reason: Local officials and their constituents oppose the continued cash assistance regardless of what good it might do for their communities. Mayor Jeff Tibbals, who represents Tennessee’s Scott County where the jobless rate is 15.6 percent, is one of them.

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