Governor Pritzker is signing off on a plan to pay off the rest of the state’s pandemic unemployment insurance. The historic agreement finalizes a bipartisan plan to pay down one-point-four billion-dollars in Unemployment Insurance loan debt. The state is also adding 450-million-dollars as an interest-free loan to the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. The deal is expect to save taxpayers an around 20-million-dollars in interest costs.
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