OH is moving forward with President Donald Trump's executive order to offer additional money for people getting unemployment benefits during the pandemic. Congress is deadlocked in negotiations for another stimulus package.
Mr Trump said the measures would provide up to $400 (£306) per week in supplemental unemployment benefits to tens of millions of jobless Americans.
He says the state simply can not use its CARES Act dollars to pay for this assistance as 4 billion in funds has already been allocated for other uses.
Gov. Mike DeWine's office said the executive order signed by Trump over the weekend offered two options: pay out $400 a week in additional benefits with 25% ($100) coming from the state, or pay $300 in weekly benefits fully-funded by the federal government. He intends to use money set aside for disaster aid. The Democrats have the Heroes Act, which they cut down to $2 trillion after Republicans scoffed at the original $3 trillion price tag.
Trump's move directs the treasury secretary to defer payroll taxes for workers "most in need". "The White House said no".
Mrs Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer dismissed the president's actions as "meagre", saying they were "unworkable, weak and narrow policy announcements" in the face of the economic and health crises.
"But I think if we can do the Department of Labor enhanced benefit through that loan we would want to do it to give people some more relief".
He said the payroll tax cut will damage Social Security and Medicare, noting Mr. Trump campaigned in the past on not touching Social Security for seniors.
The country's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 160,000.
He also said in just 17 days the United States went from four million COVID-19 cases to five million. Some Republicans in Congress do not wish to spend any more, and almost half of Republican senators say they would oppose any new relief bill at all.