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ORLANDO, Fla. — For weeks, thousands of Central Floridians have been waiting for unemployment checks that were delayed or have yet to come at all, with some lawmakers blaming the issues on a system that was “designed to fail.”
Members of Congress sent a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis asking for a timeline of when people will get their unemployment benefits.
Congressman Darren Soto said Florida has seen the slowest response rate for unemployment benefits in the nation and the process needs to be streamlined.
U.S. Rep. Darren Soto speaks to Fox 35 on unemployment.
Osceola County’s percentage of positive COVID-19 tests is the highest in Central Florida, tracking in the double digits for more than a week.
Not everyone is getting their stimulus check and many who are, are not getting the right amount.
Making matters worse, the IRS says its telephone assistance “is not available at this time” and it has “stopped all face-to-face service nationwide until further notice.”
Democratic congressional leaders from Central Florida are calling on the TSA to require officers at the Orlando International Airport to wear masks.
The request comes in a letter from Representatives Val Demings, Darren Soto, and Stephanie Murphy.
Some Central Florida lawmakers are demanding that something be done to keep Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents safe from the coronavirus at Orlando International Airport.
A dozen TSA agents are now infected with COVID-19.
Lawmakers say enough is enough.
ORLANDO, Fla. – Some Central Florida counties report they are only getting a fraction of the personal protection equipment they’re ordering for first responders.
"We have not come close to receiving the supplies that Orange County needs," said one county official during Tuesday's virtual county commissioners meeting.