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Unemployed Tennessee residents sue state, governor to reinstate unemployment benefits

Seven Tennessee residents have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Bill Lee for stopping federal unemployment benefits earlier this year.

Lee pulled out of the benefits program at the start of July – more than two months before it was set to expire. Tennessee was one of several states to make the decision, citing it as an impediment to economic growth following a sluggish year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Weeks later, some families say they are struggling without the benefits, the Tennessean reported. The families claim in the suit that they have applied to hundreds of jobs, most without receiving any response.

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