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Repayments Could Loom For Unemployment Insurance Overpayments

 State Senator Julie Kushner.
Connecticut Senate Democratic Caucus
State Senator Julie Kushner.

The chair of the Connecticut State Senate's Labor Committee estimates that during the pandemic the Department of Labor overpaid unemployment benefits to some 13,000 Connecticut residents by around $30 million dollars.

Connecticut State Senator Julie Kushner (D) also says both of those figures could grow as final audits get completed.

She joined "All Things Considered" to talk about rumblings that the state wants that money back.

John Henry Smith is Connecticut Public’s host of All Things Considered, its flagship afternoon news program. In his 20th year as a professional broadcaster, he’s covered both news and sports.