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Florida's Unemployment System Willfully Neglected Says Miami Lawmaker

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Pedro Portal
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Miami Herald
Gov. Ron DeSantis knew about unemployment issues says state senator.

A Miami state senator testifying before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday highlighted the shortcomings of Florida’s unemployment system to federal lawmakers.

Democratic state Sen. José Javier Rodríguez told senators that Florida’s unemployment system, which was implemented by Republican Sen. Rick Scott when he was governor of Florida, “suffered from willful neglect for a long time.”

He said the problems were no secret, with “audit after audit,” and that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis knew about the issues because one of the audits was “on the governor’s desk” when he came into office.

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