Loveland businesses among group calling on Gov. Polis to end extended unemployment early – Loveland Reporter-Herald

More than 170 community members and local business owners have signed a letter headed for Gov. Jared Polis’ desk asking for an early end to Colorado’s extended unemployment benefits program.

The letter was put together by several business owners across Northern Colorado, from Longmont to Fort Collins. It urges the governor to end the state’s current extended benefits program.

According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation adds $300 per week for those receiving unemployment benefits.

However, many Northern Colorado business owners are hoping to get this ended earlier with their letter, which was sent to Polis’ office Monday. More than 170 people signed the letter, ranging from business owners to elected officials to general community members.

The letter says that, across Northern Colorado, applicant turnout has continued to fall, causing some businesses to lose clients and, for…

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