Evers’ unemployment plan reverses some GOP changes, sidesteps advisory council

Gov. Tony Evers’ budget would increase the maximum weekly rate for those on unemployment and repeal drug testing requirements.
The guv also wants to eliminate a one-week waiting before beneficiaries could claim their first check — a policy that Republicans put in place nearly six years ago — and repeal current law on requirements such as work searches.
And it would make all of those changes without first going through the Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council.
That body, comprised equally of labor and management representatives, has often reached agreements on various changes to the program ...

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