TUE PM Update: DWD warns Senate GOP proposal could exacerbate UI backlog

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-- DWD is warning a GOP plan to switch the additional federal unemployment benefit to a percentage of lost wages would worsen the state's claims backlog.
The federal government has been covering an additional $600 per week for laid off workers. Dem Gov. Tony Evers and DWD Secretary Caleb Frostman last week sent a letter to the state's congressional delegation urging members to back an extension of the benefit, which ends this week.
But Senate Republicans in DC yesterday unveiled a plan that would provide an additional $200 per...

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