Sunday, July 25

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Joe Manchin doubles down on refusing to add to the deficit to fund a Democrat-only infrastructure plan

Manchin doubled down on his insistence to fully finance a Democrat-only infrastructure package. "I think we've put enough free money out," he said, citing the federal response to the pandemic. Manchin's support is critical for Democrats in an evenly-divided Senate. ISee more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Joe Manchin is ruling out borrowing money to finance a party-line infrastructure package as Senate Democrats deliberate the range of tax increases that would be needed to pay for President Joe Biden's agenda.'I think everything should be paid for now," he told reporters. "I think we've put enough free money out."Manchin ...
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Laid-off workers are scoring early wins in lawsuits against GOP governors attempting to cut off federal jobless aid

Jobless workers in Indiana and Maryland racked up early court wins to restore federal unemployment. "I think it certainly has the potential to start more cases," one expert said of the litigation. A lawyer who brought a similar case in Ohio said he may even go after the state for damages. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jobless workers in Ohio are the latest group to push back in court against Republican governors cutting off their federal benefits early.Federal benefits in the state wound down on June 26, months ahead of their scheduled expiration in September. A new lawsuit representing three Ohio workers claims the ...