Wis. GOP Proposes Unemployment Benefit Changes
MADISON, Wis. (AP) â¿¿ A group of Republican legislators has forwarded a package of changes to Wisconsin's unemployment benefit rules to a state council for consideration.
The lawmakers say the changes would help reduce on waste and fraud and whittle down the roughly $900 million the state owes the federal government for covering a surge of unemployment claims after the recession struck.
The changes include using $26 million in tax money to pay off interest on the federal loan, reducing ways for employees who quit to collect unemployment, more job search requirements and prohibiting prisoners on work-release from collecting unemployment.
The lawmakers forwarded the ideas to the Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council on Monday. The council is a group of labor and business leaders who guide legislators on unemployment benefit policy.
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