Wisconsin Advisory Panel Pushes State Republicans To Renew Unemployment Benefits

Yesterday, Wisconsin’s Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council, “which guides legislators on unemployment benefits policy,” voted unanimously to endorse legislation that would extend currently expired unemployment benefits to 10,000 out of work Wisconsin residents. Republicans in the state legislature have been refusing to renew the benefits for weeks, but as BusinessWeek noted, Wisconsin lawmakers have “typically let the council lead the way” when it comes to unemployment insurance issues.