Democratic N.H. Lawmakers Consider Legislation To Give Benefits To Furloughed Federal Workers
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Democrats in Concord say they are exploring emergency legislation that would allow furloughed federal workers in the state to file for unemployment benefits.
Senate President Donna Soucy and House Speaker Steve Shurtleff announced on Monday–the 31st day of the partial government shutdown–that they are considering an emergency bill that would permit the state’s Employment Security office to issue unemployment benefits to impacted federal workers. Currently, those residents are not eligible for benefits because they are technically still employed.