MADISON, Wis. (AP) — No date has been set for when the Wisconsin state Senate may come into session to vote on extending unemployment benefits for jobless people.
A spokesman for bill sponsor Sen. Van Wanggaard said the Racine lawmaker is working behind the scenes to reach a deal that will bring the Senate back.
The Senate passed a bill Tuesday approving extending federal unemployment benefits for 13 weeks for people who have already exhausted all other state and federal benefits. But the Senate also voted to eliminate a one-week waiting period for people to start receiving benefits.
The Assembly reinstated the waiting period before it passed the extension of benefits Wednesday night.
Until both chambers agree on an identical bill, the 13-week benefits extension is in limbo.
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