Colorado Gov. Jared Polis grants jobless advantages for federal employees working without pay

Government laborers in Colorado who are required to work without pay through the shutdown would now be able to apply for joblessness. “They should not be denied the immediate financial assistance provided by unemployment benefits while being mandated to show up to work,” Gov. Jared Polis said in a statement Friday. “I have authorized an emergency rule that makes all unpaid federal workers eligible for unemployment benefits, whether they are reporting for work or not.” Air traffic controllers, Transportation Security Administration operators and Internal Revenue Service representatives have all been…

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