State Capitol Report: Broadband Task Force, Unemployment

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We discuss a new group assigned with outlining strategies to improve access to affordable, high-speed internet. Then, Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman discusses how the state is handling unemployment claims amid an ongoing debate in Congress over federally funded benefits.

Featured in this Show

  • Task Force Examining High-Speed Internet Needs

    On July 14, Gov. Tony Evers established a panel to study gaps in high-speed internet access and provide lawmakers with policy recommendations. We discuss the effort with the governor’s pick to oversee the panel of more than 20 members from government, business and community organizations.

  • Head Of State Agency Reviewing Jobless Claims

    Wisconsin’s unemployment rate fell from 12.1 percent in May to 8.5 percent in June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. We discuss how the state is processing jobless claims and aiding work searches as Congress debates further economic relief.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Brittany Beyer Guest
  • Caleb Frostman Guest

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