Governor follows through on State of the State message to upgrade system that led to massive backlog, while also declaring 2021 the Year of Broadband Access in yearly speech.
A payment backlog still persists and the $600 boost has expired.
Proposal comes as unemployment for June drops to 8.5 percent and backlog hovers around 141,000 unemployment claims.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP will not extend the added $600 weekly benefit when it expires at the end of July.
330K unemployed Wisconsinites will receive an extra $600 per week from the federal aid package.
'Safer at Home' vital to halt virus, but millions of Americans waiting on Congress and Legislature for support
Exponential growth in new claims since last week. Benefit hasn’t been raised by Republicans in 6 years.
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