State Capitol Report: Unemployment In Wisconsin, State Senator Discusses Coronavirus

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"Closed" sign posted on business door
A sign posted at a retail store named Allie and Chica says the store is closed due to the new coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Miami. With a startling 6.6 million people seeking unemployment benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: More than one in 10 workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks to the coronavirus outbreak. Lynne Sladky/AP Photo

We talk to the state agency tasked with processing unemployment claims, which have spiked in Wisconsin amid the coronavirus pandemic. Then, a state Senator joins the program to discuss the virus’ impact on Wisconsin, from last week’s election to the limits of Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order.

Featured in this Show

  • State Capitol Report: Unemployment Increases During Pandemic

    As claims for unemployment benefits continue rising, the state agency charged with processing those claims is overwhelmed, understaffed and hindered by outdated computer software. We ask Dept. of Workforce Development administrators how they’re trying to fix the problems.

  • State Capitol Report: Lawmakers Weigh State Aid For Pandemic

    State Sen. Andre Jacque, R-De Pere, joins the program to discuss the coronavirus pandemic. We touch on last week’s election, the limits of Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order and proposals seeking state aid.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Caleb Frostman Guest
  • Amy Banicki Guest
  • Andre Jacque Guest

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