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Snyder Signs Unemployment Insurance Reforms

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed bills Tuesday that will reform unemployment insurance, ensuring financial assistance gets to those truly in need and improve the process to help reduce fraud.

"These are necessary updates to make sure Michigan is in line with federal requirements," Snyder said in a release. "They will also help strengthen the unemployment insurance system by reducing fraud."

The bills in the package prioritize the prevention and recovery of improperly paid unemployment benefits, aligning Michigan with federal regulations.

The measures provide the state with a greater ability to reclaim payments made as a result of fraudulent claims. They also allow the state Unemploymemt Insurance Agency to charge an employer for not providing required information and change how those recovered funds are credited.

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