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Audit of Florida's unemployment insurance system finds problems

03/02/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday
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Tags: CONNECT, Florida, Unemployment, jobs

Florida's unemployment website launched in October 2103. In the year-and-a-half since CONNECT opened Governor Rick Scott has defended the program. That's despite the fact that many residents have had trouble getting their benefits from the system.

On MidPoint, WMNF's Sean Kinane interviewed Michael Van Sickler with the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau who wrote the recent article, [State audit highly critical of Florida's unemployment system CONNECT](http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/gu...

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Critics of Florida’s botched unemployment website take aim at Governor Rick Scott listen

03/11/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Rick Scott, Unemployment, CONNECT, Lisa Montelione

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Critics of Florida’s botched unemployment claims website are taking aim at Governor Rick Scott and his connection to the private company contracted to operate the CONNECT site.

The website launched in October, but it is still not functioning correctly. Thousands of unemployment applicants have been locked out of the system.

We discussed this issue with three people: Army Reservist Albert Harris (who was unable to collect unemployment insurance compensation because of a glitch in the w...

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