In the News: Lopez Entrepreneurship Proposal Dies in Committee

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Arlington Sun Gazette
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A proposal by Del. Alfonso Lopez, to allow Virginians to use some of the time they spend collecting unemployment to pursue entrepreneurial activities, has fallen to defeat in Richmond.

A subcommittee of the House of Delegates’ Committee on Commerce and Labor voted to “pass by indefinitely” – essentially to kill – a measure by Lopez (D-49th) that would have allowed unemployed Virginians to collect 26 weeks of unemployment payments that could be used for entrepreneurial training, business counseling and technical assistance.

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