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Gov. Evers takes credit in signing unemployment overhaul

Added 02-26-21 06:23:01pm EST - “Gov. Tony Evers is taking credit for the new unemployment overhaul that sailed through the Wisconsin Capitol on its own.” - Washingtonexaminer.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtonexaminer.com: “Gov. Evers takes credit in signing unemployment overhaul”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Gov. Tony Evers is taking credit for the new unemployment overhaul that sailed through the Wisconsin Capitol on its own.

“I’m proud my special session could finally prompt the Legislature to do something on this issue,” Evers said in a statement. “It’s unfortunate that the Legislature chose to cut the funding we’d asked for to commit to upgrading our system from start to finish — because I want to be clear, this bill won’t be enough to solve the problem.”

Lawmakers ignored the governor’s special session, and instead worked on a package of their own. The plan passed the State Assembly unanimously, and passed the State Senate with just three no votes.

Evers originally wanted $80 million for an update for the computers at the Department Workforce Development, Lawmakers changed that to a competitive bidding process.

Gov. Evers has blamed the outdated computers at DWD for delays over the past year that left thousands of people in Wisconsin waiting months to get their unemployment benefits. Some people are still waiting for their case to be "adjudicated."

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