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Senate to send benefit restrictions to governor

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate was poised Tuesday to approve a package of Republican-authored bills designed to force more people into the workforce by tightening eligibility for unemployment benefits and Medicaid coverage.

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Wisconsin signs $17M contract to update unemployment system

Wisconsin has entered into a nearly $17 million, multi-year contract with software development company Flexion to update the antiquated system for paying unemployment claims that was overwhelmed last year during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state announced Wednesday.

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Republicans support waiving unemployment waiting period

Wisconsin Republican legislative leaders said for the first time Wednesday that they support temporarily waiving a one-week waiting period for people to receive unemployment benefits as part of a state aid package in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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AG sues feds over food stamp drug testing

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking a federal judge to declare that state budget provisions requiring food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing are legal.

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