Joint Finance to take up UI next week

The Joint Finance Committee will meet Wednesday to take up funding for several state agencies as well as the state’s unemployment insurance program.
GOP lawmakers and Dem Gov. Tony Evers have been at odds over the UI program for much of the past year as it was plagued by delays in processing unemployment claims during the pandemic.
More recently, they’ve traded barbs over the enhanced federal unemployment benefits that Republicans argue are a barrier to getting some Wisconsinites back to work. Evers has questioned what he says was an effort to push back on the poor and those struggling to reco...

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