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Governor says, "no thanks," but Eltife disagrees

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

AUSTIN, TX (KLTV) - Texas Governor Rick Perry said "no thanks," but East Texas State Senator Kevin Eltife said Texas does need $550,000,000 in federal funds for the state's unemployment insurance fund.

Senator Eltife said in order for Texas to receive the funds, the legislature must change some provisions regarding who is eligible for the benefits. Eltife said in these difficult times, it is important to do everything we can to help those in need and to keep the burden on businesses to a minimum.

The governor refused the money because he said it would place a tough tax burden on Texas businesses.

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