Wisconsin GOP express frustration with Wisconsin Unemployment Office
Several Wisconsin lawmakers have revealed a call to action to help Wisconsinites get unemployment benefits.

But, not all Wisconsin lawmakers agree on what they want to see happen and why the process is taking so long. Between March 15th and June 6th, the Department of Workforce Development says it received more than 600,000 unemployment claims. Of those claims, more than 15% are stuck in the "in-process" stage. Representative Warren Petryk (R-Town of Washington) says that number is unacceptable.

“All we want from the agency is more urgency and more action. This is a call to action,” Petryk says. “This is where the state can step up and really provide some financial help in the form of unemployment insurance.”

While Petryk says this is a call to action, local Senator Jeff Smith (D-Eau Claire) says state Democrats been waiting for a different kind of call.

“I find it really interesting that we have members of the majority party, who have been the majority party for the last decade, now calling for action,” Smith says. “I`m sitting in my house waiting for a call to action from the Republican Party because we can`t do anything until they call us in for a session.”
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Ken Notes: I find it interesting that we can not work together to solve problems that are harming our state.



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