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(AJC) — More than 22,000 Georgians who were in danger of losing extended unemployment benefits beginning in June will continue to receive them thanks to last-minute action by the Legislature.  “There was some opposition, but we’ve done the right things for Georgians,” said Sen. Hardie Davis, D-Augusta.  Davis and a bipartisan group of legislators got the work done to save the benefits less than 40 minutes before the General Assembly closed shop for the session Thursday.  Legislators had failed to tweak Georgia law to match federal eligibility guidelines for long-term unemployment, and no bill was introduced to do so during this session. There was some opposition to the extension from Senate President Pro Tem Tommie Williams, R-Lyons.

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