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States Wary of Trump’s Move For Them to Kick In on Federal Aid

  • N.Y. Governor calls order ‘laughable’ as state are in deficit
  • White House adviser Kudlow says will canvass states to chip in
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Watch: President Donald Trump signed an executive order that provides an extra $400 a week in jobless benefits,(Source: Bloomberg)
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A day after President Donald Trump took executive action to offer $400 per week in supplemental unemployment benefits, including 25% he said should be kicked in from state coffers, governors are pushing back.

The leaders of states including New York and Michigan said Trump’s plan ignores the cash-strapped reality of most states, which have deep budget holes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.