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THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS PRESS POLL QUESTION
Log onto the Las Vegas Business Press Web site and let us hear your opinion on this week’s question.
State unemployment funds are running low. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that as many as 40 states will see unemployment benefit funds operating in the red by 2011. Nevada and 24 other states have already run out of money, even as the federal government extends employment benefits to the millions of people who’ve lost jobs during the recession. Because unemployment funds are separate from most states’ general budgets, only two methods exist to replenish them: higher payroll taxes on businesses or cuts in benefits.
Would you support a higher payroll tax to replenish Nevada’s empty unemployment benefit fund?
Answer at www.lvbusinesspress.com/poll