Assembly Republicans unsuccessfully attempted to overturn Governor Evers’ veto of a bill that would have ended federal unemployment benefits.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says it’s unfair that businesses have to compete with the federal government.
“If you pay people over $17 an hour tax free to stay home and not work there are going to be fewer people working it’s not rocket science.”
Minority leader Gordon Hintz says the numbers that Republicans and business leaders are quoting just don’t make sense.
“You can look right at the unemployment numbers. They continue to go down. Fewer people are filing unemployment; they’ve gone down the $300 bump.”
Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is 3 point 9 percent, and is below the national average, and many workers have left the retail and service sectors for other positions during the pandemic.