Coronavirus stimulus: GOP plan for unemployment benefits hits snag over ‘mechanical issues’

The GOP’s potential plan to extend emergency jobless benefits has been complicated by the antiquated unemployment systems in many states, likely delaying the Republicans’ stimulus proposal that was expected this week. “We aren’t going to extend it on the base wage replacement, it’s approximately 70% of wage replacement,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday. … Read more Coronavirus stimulus: GOP plan for unemployment benefits hits snag over ‘mechanical issues’