Lawmakers put nearly $108 million into unemployment trust fund

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Legislative leaders on Friday put $107.9 million into the state's unemployment trust fund to cover the cost of fraudulent and improper payments made during the pandemic.

The money approved by the Legislative Coordinating Council will come out of $250 million in federal COVID-19 relief money that the Legislature set aside to cover fraudulent payments made from the fund during the pandemic.

The remaining $142 million that was not allocated Friday will remain under the control of the Legislative Coordinating Council for now.

The Legislature had already used $250 million in COVID relief money to replenish the unemployment . . .

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