Webinar: Unemployment Insurance Reform – Alabama State Senator Orr and Sam Adolphsen

Unemployment Indexing Webinar With Alabama State Senator Arthur Orr and Sam Adolphsen (Policy Director at FGA) on Thursday, February 24 at 12 PM AK

(If you missed our live webinar, the recording can be accessed on Facebook here:  https://www.facebook.com/alaskapolicyforum/videos/430388142105698)

Unemployment is meant to be a temporary safety net while searching for work, but all too often it penalizes seasonal workers. Unemployment insurance reform ties the duration of benefits to the current unemployment rate, ensuring that trust funds remain solvent, and all job seekers are treated fairly, regardless of past work experience.

This 45-minute webinar will take place on ThursdayFebruary 24, at 12 PM AKST/4 PM EST, with distinguished panelists Arthur Orr, Alabama State Senator, and Sam Adolphsen, Policy Director at the Foundation for Government Accountability, who both have significant experience in unemployment insurance indexing.

Register here to guarantee your spot in what promises to be an exciting conversation about how unemployment insurance reform can help Alaska.

About Our Guest Speakers

Senator Arthur Orr is currently serving in the Alabama State Senate and is Chairman of the Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee. In 2019, Senator Orr sponsored SB 193, which tied the duration of benefits to the state’s unemployment rate. In 2021, Orr also sponsored another unemployment insurance reform bill to place more stringent requirements for benefits. Orr is an alumnus of Wake Forest University and received his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.



Sam Adolphsen is the policy director at the Foundation for Government Accountability, where he leads FGA’s policy team and focuses on sponsor education to advance FGA’s research and policy efforts. Prior to joining FGA, Sam served as vice president of Rockwood Solutions and as chief operating officer at the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. He holds both a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business from Husson University. Sam has testified before Congress and several state legislative committees. His work has been featured in the Federalist, National Review Online, Fox News, Fox Business News, the Daily Caller, and the Washington Times.