18 C
Munich
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Trump: Some States May Not Have to Pick Up Unemployment Tab

Must read

The biggest takeaways from Game 4 as Heat edge closer to an NBA Finals berth

12:37 AM ETThe 2020 NBA playoffs have been a showcase of shocking comebacks, ungodly individual exploits, buzzer-beaters and beautiful team performances. But not every...

Woman gives birth to quads after brain surgery

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – “You don’t figure you can find something that can outshine being pregnant with quadruplets, but we managed to do it,” says...

‘Superhero’ rescues driver from fiery semi crash

In a dramatic rescue caught on camera, truck driver Bob Smith can be seen risking his life to save a total stranger WALCOTT, Iowa...

Dog hit by small metal pellets gets rescued

CHICAGO (CBS) — Pet rescue agencies across Chicago see their share of abuse and neglect.But one Bucktown business didn’t know how bad it was until...

President Donald Trump on Sunday said some states may pay nothing of the additional unemployment benefits he approved in coronavirus executive orders signed Saturday.

The president’s order provides an additional $400 per week in unemployment benefits to help cushion the economic fallout of the pandemic, with states required to cover 25 percent of the cost.

Some states may not have to pay the $100 – but governors have to apply with the federal government first.  

“We have a system where we can do 100% or we can do 75%, they pay 25,” Trump told reporters Sunday, according to CNN

“So you know, they may be, they’ll pay nothing in some instances or maybe they’ll — a little bit like the National Guard, like the National Guard, as you know. Sometimes we’ll pay all of it depending on the tragedy, or whatever it may be, the disaster,” he added.

“Sometimes the state will pay 40%, 25%, 10% or nothing — depending on how it works out.”

Several governors criticized the order. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said his state doesn’t have enough money in its budget to fund $100 a week in additional unemployment benefits and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he was unsure if Ohio would be able to come up with the $100 state match.

“The answer is I don’t know yet,” DeWine, a Republican, told CNN Sunday. “The president has a difficult situation. He’s got a blunt instrument, that’s an executive order. He’s trying to do something. He’s trying to move the ball forward but I think what really needs to happen is Congress needs to get back and negotiate.”

More articles

Latest article

The biggest takeaways from Game 4 as Heat edge closer to an NBA Finals berth

12:37 AM ETThe 2020 NBA playoffs have been a showcase of shocking comebacks, ungodly individual exploits, buzzer-beaters and beautiful team performances. But not every...

Woman gives birth to quads after brain surgery

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – “You don’t figure you can find something that can outshine being pregnant with quadruplets, but we managed to do it,” says...

‘Superhero’ rescues driver from fiery semi crash

In a dramatic rescue caught on camera, truck driver Bob Smith can be seen risking his life to save a total stranger WALCOTT, Iowa...

Dog hit by small metal pellets gets rescued

CHICAGO (CBS) — Pet rescue agencies across Chicago see their share of abuse and neglect.But one Bucktown business didn’t know how bad it was until...

Body found burning in ditch, 4 charged

Iowa Department of Public Safety officials in a news conference Tuesday said four people face charges in the death of Michael Williams.The 44-year-old...