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Democrats hammer unemployment system debacle; Republicans seek more contractor penalties

At a Capitol press conference Wednesday, Sen. Geraldine Thompson blames Gov. Rick Scott for jobless benefit delays to Florida's unemployed. Rep. Lori Berman listens. Photo by Gray Rohrer.

Democratic legislators ramped up their attacks on Connect, the new $63 million unemployment system implemented by the Department of Economic Opportunity in October that has cause significant delays for jobless Floridians.

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