Joint Finance reworks Evers UI bill, adds GOP provision to provide protection from COVID lawsuits

The Joint Finance Committee today reworked Gov. Tony Evers’ special session bill to modernize the state’s unemployment insurance system, adding a Republican provision to provide businesses and others liability protections from COVID-19 lawsuits.
The amended bill doesn’t provide the $5.3 million in state funds that Evers had requested in the special session bill to get the overhaul rolling. Instead, the proposal would require the Department of Workforce Development to seek and exhaust federal funds for the project. The agency would also have to issue a request for proposal for the project withi...

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