I agree, we need to return to the 26 week limit. The bill reducing the limit to 20 weeks is draconian. This is a bill to repeal the bill passed that reduces the limit to 20 weeks. The heading is misleading.
If I'm reading this correctly, we do need to repeal the limit on unemployment from 26 to 20 weeks. The first time I was unemployed in Michigan in 2006, I was unemployed for 10 months. This is LESS than the average person now. I had 4 months of ZERO income - no bills paid. I owed and owed and owed when I did become employed again at only 60% of what I'd previously earned, and even $100 less per two-week period than on unemployment. I was even registered with 5 temp agencies starting at my 4th month of unemployment. Until that point I had submitted over 10 resume's each week for work - only had about 4 interviews. After signing up wtih 5 temp agencies, it took 6 months to be assigned my first long-term assignment. It is bad out there, and no matter how hard people seek work, it might still not obtain a job in a timely manner.