Indiana has reversed a controversial decision that would have affected tens of thousands of families.
Early Wednesday afternoon, the state announced more than 30,000 unemployed Hoosiers wouldn’t receive an extension of the federal unemployment benefits as a result of the impending sequester.
After much backlash, the state requested additional guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department said unemployment benefits will not be impacted by sequestration through March 9. Additional guidance is expected to be released in the coming week.
A budget impasse is expected to lead to the so-called sequestration after March 1, 2013. The impending sequestration will result in across-the-board cuts.