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Wyoming Small Businesses Applaud Governor's UI Move

Spurring some people off their couches and back to work will get the economy moving again


CHEYENNE, Wyo., May 12, 2021—The representative association for Wyoming’s small businesses today thanked Gov. Mark Gordon for ending the state’s participation in the supplemental unemployment benefits offered by the federal government.

“The extra money the federal government was offering on top of state unemployment benefits was due to expire in September, anyway, but by acting now, Gov. Gordon is correctly addressing a problem those extra benefits have created: a disincentive to return to work and start drawing a paycheck again,” said Tony Gagliardi, Wyoming state director for th...

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