States Are Moving to Help Federal Workers Unpaid During Shutdown

(Bloomberg) -- States are starting to step in to help federal employees who are going without pay.

In Connecticut, Governor Ned Lamont said Friday that those who are required to work during the record-long U.S. government shutdown would be able to get interest-free loans of up to $5,000 from banks or credit unions with state backing, under a bill lawmakers are expected to vote on Tuesday.

California Governor Gavin Newsom, another Democrat, is defying the Trump administration by extending unemployment benefits to Transportation Security Administration employees who are still on the job. In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed state agencies to help those affected seek such payments to help them stay afloat during the standoff in Washington.

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