California Gov. Gavin Newsom has a message for the many federal workers in the state who are going unpaid during the prolonged federal government shutdown: We've got your back.
Newsom tweeted Friday afternoon, "Hundreds of thousands of fed employees will miss a paycheck today. The lives of millions of families are being needlessly interrupted."
California has the highest number of federal workers in the nation and well over half are affected by the partial shutdown.
The governor this week urged furloughed federal employees to apply for unemployment benefits from the state and vowed they would be made "quickly eligible."