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Optimism in the face of lost jobless benefits

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The holidays can be a stressful time in and of themselves, but some  Michigan residents are bracing for more difficulty.  About 45,000 people in the state who are currently receiving unemployment insurance through a federal extension program will lose that benefit by the end of the month.That’s because Republicans in the U-S House opted not to extend the program in the latest budget package passed this week.

Current State’s Kevin Lavery spoke with Daphne Whitfield, who’s losing that funding this month. 

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