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Oklahomans sue to reverse unemployment benefits cutoff
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Oklahomans sue to reverse unemployment benefits cutoff

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Employment Security Commission Executive Director Shelley Zumwalt looks on as Gov. Kevin Stitt announces in May his termination of a $300 per week federal unemployment enhancement and his implementation of a $1,200 return-to-work incentive. Lawsuits have been filed in Tulsa County and in the Oklahoma Supreme Court alleging that Stitt didn’t have the authority to terminate the coronavirus-related federal unemployment assistance program.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Several Oklahomans are taking the state to court, alleging that Gov. Kevin Stitt doesn’t have the authority to terminate coronavirus-related unemployment assistance programs.

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The lawsuit follows a similar court filing in Tulsa County - click here to read the filing. If successful, the lawsuits could restore weekly cash payments for tens of thousands of Oklahomans who remain unemployed.

Video from May 17, 2021

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