In Support of Our First Responders

May 8, 2020


During these unprecedented times our first responders are putting their lives on the line every time they go to work. Because of their risk they are susceptible to becoming infected with the virus and may be forced to stop working while recovering. Sen. Joan Hartley and I have written to Insurance Commissioner Andrew Mais seeking assurances that these hard-working professionals will be made eligible for unemployment insurance without having to prove their illness was the result of their job. It's not fair or moral for first responders to be excluded from unemployment under these conditions. Click here to read our letter to the commissioner.