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Defying Trump Administration, Calif. Offers Federal Workers Unemployment Benefits

Source: NPR

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the Trump administration has told states they can't offer unemployment benefits to federal employees who are required to report to work without pay during the government shutdown.

Newsom called a letter sent to states by the U.S. Department of Labor "jaw-dropping and extraordinary" as he met with TSA workers at the Sacramento International Airport Thursday afternoon. "So, the good news is, we're going to do it, and shame on them."

The governor explained that California will offer the workers unemployment coverage, despite the federal government telling the state it can't do so for workers still on the job. Newsom says he believes California is on strong legal footing.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2019/01/18/686468742/defying-trump-administration-calif-offers-federal-workers-unemployment-benefits

There's a picture of Newsom hugging one of the TSA workers at the Sacramento airport. I love this guy.

Posted by flibbitygiblets | Sat Jan 19, 2019, 11:04 AM (4 replies)

Holy hell, they're rebooting "infrastructure Week". Again.

On Rachel's sign-off tonight she announced this. Also that the last IW's were overshadowed by:

1) Firing Comey
2) "Very Fine People on Both Sides
3) Revelations about paying off a porn star

Hold on to your butts!
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Fri Jan 18, 2019, 11:08 PM (5 replies)
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