Evers calls for unemployment system overhaul, $200 million investment in broadband


Gov. Tony Evers, delivering Wisconsin’s first virtual State of the State, announced tonight he will call the Legislature into special session to take up legislation to modernize the unemployment system after a backlog of claims plagued his administration for much of the past year.
Evers also declared 2021 the “Year of Broadband Access,” promising to include another $200 million to help provide access to high-speed Internet to more corners of the state.
And he pledged to put the squeeze on GOP lawmakers in the upcoming redistricting process with a provision in his state budget that would requir...

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