And Republicans are still refusing to pass a bill to extend federal unemployment benefits and a federal moratorium on evictions.
If the benefits aren't renewed, economists say consumer spending will decline more than it did during the Great Recession.
The mandate was issued without a previous announcement from the Department of Children and Families or from the state’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis.
The plan, expected Monday afternoon, would eventually cut benefits to 70% of workers' former wages
Millions of Americans who rely on soon-to-expire expanded unemployment benefits face a future that could involve food insecurity, poverty, loan defaults, bankruptcies, and homelessness.
“Every single material hardship you can think about is going to increase if we don't extend the $600 pandemic unemployment compensation."
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP will not extend the added $600 weekly benefit when it expires at the end of July.