Unemployment Benefits, Stimulus Checks, And State And City Aid Needed As Economy Slows

New economic data show a growing slowdown, underscoring the need for another stimulus package. But intra-party fights among Republican Senators regarding deficit spending are slowing the legislation, and will make the overall bill smaller than it should be. After months of denial and delay by Senate Republicans, Congress is now fighting over the next economic stimulus. Three big spending items—supplemental payments on unemployment insurance, another round of household stimulus checks, and major aid to states and cities—are causing major fights, not only between parties, but within the Republican Party itself. Solving the internal party battle is key to getting this necessary aid out to boost the economy. Read more at Forbes.