Lawmakers working on Covid-19 bills- WCAX

Vermont lawmakers are grappling with finding unemployment payments for self employed workers as well as traditional employees.

"Federal law says states can't expand benefits to people who don't pay in, but New Hampshire is already taking steps to expand benefits to self-employed workers. Vermont lawmakers say they'll explore every possibility to help out workers who are losing work opportunities as a result of the coronavirus. "We will be, and I'm sure everybody is looking for other pots of money. And it may be possible to administer a new source of funds through the already established trust fund mechanism," said Sen. Michael Sirotkin, D- Chittenden County.

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