South Dakota’s Noem rejects Trump’s unemployment plan

Pres Trump and Gov. Noem
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has spurned President Donald Trump’s order to extend federal unemployment benefits by $400 a week, saying that the state does not need the program.

President Trump last week attempted to bypass Congress in ordering states to extend additional unemployment payments of up to $400 a week to help cushion the economic fallout of the pandemic.

Under Trump’s plan, the extra unemployment benefit would require a state to commit to providing $100. It was unclear if Trump had the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits.

The Republican governor says that South Dakota does not need the extra unemployment benefits.

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