Governor Evers calls for special legislative session

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Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Evers is already working on his goal of modernizing the state’s unemployment claims system, another priority from his State of the State Address.

Evers introduced a bill today that calls for the State Department of Workforce Development to conduct all transactions electronically and hands the department 5.3 million dollars to renovate and modernize the claims system.

He issued an executive order calling for a special legislative session on the bill to begin at noon next Tuesday.

Evers has received criticism from republicans for months over the DWD’s inability to process a massive backlog of unemployment claims sparked by coronavirus pandemic-related layoffs.

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