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

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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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