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Governor asks for extension of unemployment benefits

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- Monday the Governor is asking for extended federal money for Iowa's unemployed.

In his weekly news conference, Culver said the unemployment benefits of 76,000 Iowa workers will end on February 28th.

Most have used the initial 26 weeks of state jobless benefits as well as a 13-week federal extension.

Culver has written to Iowa's representatives urging the benefits be extended again.

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