Did your Governor, like mine, just include future essential Federal Workers working without salary to our State Unemployment Benefits?
Many states have already included unemployment benefit for furloughed government employees and I could care less if other states want to expand it. - The employees are not eligible to "keep" the money. Once they have received their back pay then they are required to return the UI. So it costs the states a little bit in claims processing, payment processing and collections. In the scheme of these, it's not worth enough to bother about.
I have no idea about ours, like I need to check up on the recent stories and updates.