Indiana is one of the many U.S. states that are dropping the $300 per week pandemic unemployment benefits early.
But now a group of unemployed Indiana residents are suing the governor to keep them in place.
A lawsuit was filed in state court on Monday arguing that Gov. Eric Holcomb violated state law by ending the benefits in June, three months before they’re set to expire in September.
The law in question requires Indiana to “procure all available federal insurance benefits to citizens”. The plaintiffs want an injunction so they will keep getting paid while the matter is settled in court.
25 states that are all led by Republican governors, have moved to end the federal benefits early, claiming that it’s keeping people from looking for work even though job openings are available.