SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill
extending benefits to the jobless by 20 weeks.
Schwarzenegger signed the bill Friday along with four other
measures to take advantage of billions of dollars from the federal
Earlier this week, the Legislature passed a bill extending
unemployment benefits from 59 weeks to 79 weeks. It's expected to
bring in as much as $3 billion from the federal recovery act.
The governor Friday also signed legislation extending benefits
to more seasonal workers. He also took action that enables the
state to qualify for more health care, water and transportation
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