‘Just not workable’: Gov. Murphy takes issue with Trump’s new unemployment payment plan

Gov. Phil Murphy says President Donald Trump’s proposed $400 a week unemployment compensation to succeed the expired $600 a week benefit, with the state paying for a quarter of it, is “just not workable."

News 12 Staff

Aug 11, 2020, 10:33 AM

Updated 1,346 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy says President Donald Trump’s proposed $400 a week unemployment compensation to succeed the expired $600 a week benefit, with the state paying for a quarter of it, is “just not workable."
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The governor Monday addressed the president’s executive order, which was signed at his golf club in Bedminster over the weekend, during a news conference on the coronavirus outbreak.
Murphy says the problem with New Jersey picking up what could be a multi-hundred-million-dollar tab is the state faces its own budget woes.
 
 


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