State officials could check the bank accounts of unemployed people, under a proposal in the state legislature.
The law would also require financial institutions that do business with the state to monitor unemployed people's accounts. Banks and credit unions would be required to report overpayments due to error and disclose information about people who owe money to the unemployment system.
The Joint Finance Committee recently approved a provision in the Governor's budget that would force the unemployed to apply for four jobs a week, rather than two, to retain benefits.
Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Dan Schultz about a 1998 manhunt in the West.
In last month’s manhunt for the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, many analysts – including some on NPR – termed it unprecedented in recent history. Certainly, the search, which effectively shut down much of the Boston area on Friday, was massive in scale.
But writer Dan Schultz says unprecedented is the wrong word.