DWD’s Allen defends against Dem concerns that Walker’s harming workforce fairness

The Joint Finance agency briefings are officially wrapped up after testimony from the Department of Workforce Development and the Labor and Industry Review Commission.
DWD Secretary Ray Allen defended against Dem attacks over Gov. Scott Walker's proposed elimination of LIRC, an independent agency that reviews DWD administrative decisions on unemployment insurance and equal rights complaints. LIRC also reviews DOA decisions on worker’s compensation.
Walker’s budget would turn over those responsibilities to DWD and DOA administrators, who would review the decisions of judges and examiners within...

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