N.H Employment Chief Warns Against Paying Benefits To Federal Workers on Furlough
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About 2,400 local workers are affected by the shutdown, and 1,600 have been working without pay since the federal shutdown started in late December.
Senate President Donna Soucy and House Speaker Steve Shurtleff are eyeing legislation to pay such workers unemployment benefits. But Employment Security Commissioner George Copadis says states have been told not to do that.