OLYMPIA – Washingtonians will have greater access to extended unemployment benefits during times of high unemployment, under a bill that passed the House today and is headed to the governor’s desk. “This bill helps the workers who are suffering most from the pandemic recession,” said Sen. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell), the bill’s sponsor. “It removes red tape to unlock access to the full amount of benefits for people who have been kept out of work for extended periods.” SB 5425, which passed the House today on a vote of 94-4, will create more flexibility in our state unemployment insurance program and ensure we conform with federal law. During periods of high unemployment, the state can trigger the Extended Benefits Program, funded jointly ...Read More
About Sen. Stanford
Senator Derek Stanford earned a PhD in Statistics at the University of Washington, following an MS in Mathematics at Claremont Graduate University and a BS in Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College.
Currently, Sen. Stanford runs a small business specializing in analytics solutions and statistical consulting. Previously, he has served as director of analytics at companies specializing in fraud detection and customer insights. He has also worked as a research scientist at a software company, where he served as principal investigator on a research project for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).
Read Sen. Stanford’s full biography here.
Sen. Stanford In The News
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