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Fri Aug 14, 2020, 12:54 PM

Pa. can't afford extra unemployment payment pushed by Trump, governor says

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania does not have the money to provide $100 a week as President Donald Trump pushes states to help pay for a new round of federal unemployment assistance, Gov. Tom Wolf told the state’s members of Congress.

In a Thursday letter, Wolf, a Democrat, urged Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation anew to extend the $600 per-week federal benefit, which ended last month, and warned them that Trump’s plan is a “convoluted and short-lived proposal that will delay payments to unemployed Pennsylvanians and create unnecessary and costly administrative burdens” for states.

States are in the midst of deciding whether to sign onto Trump's plan, a new $400 a week payment that requires a state to commit to providing $100, or simply accept $300 in extra weekly federal unemployment assistance.

Wolf's administration has said a new program must be created from scratch, separate from Pennsylvania's existing unemployment benefits programs, because Trump's executive order is written under disaster relief and emergency assistance law.


Link: https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2020/08/pa-cant-afford-extra-unemployment-payment-pushed-by-trump-governor-says.html

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Fri Aug 14, 2020, 01:05 PM

1. The federal government "doesn't have the money" either, it borrows it to pay things like this. n/t

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Fri Aug 14, 2020, 01:33 PM

2. Here in Nevada,

any surplus funds in any Department have long been used up. Borrowing funds is now how it is done.

The disaster of our 40 million dollar Unemployment Services Hardware and Software is not helping. Some people have not yet received a dime do to major flaws in that system. And to top that off,some had their Payments stolen by fake applications from outside the state by hackers. The Experian Hack of a couple years ago is coming back with a vengeance.

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