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Wisconsin Democrats decry Trump unemployment benefits order

Wisconsin Democratic leaders expressed hope Monday that President Donald Trump's executive order requiring states to pay for a quarter of additional unemployment benefits won't stand and that Congress will reach a deal on a broader relief package to help cash-strapped schools, governments and others.

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OPINION: Politicians failed us. So it’s up to citizens to protect Wisconsin.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, left, speaks in Madison on Jan. 15, as state Rep. John Nygren, center, and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, right, look on. Fitzgerald announced on Tuesday he's running for the Congressional seat now held by retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)

It’s up to us. We can’t count on our elected representatives to work together for the public good in Wisconsin. They have proved themselves utterly incapable of compromising even in an emergency to come up with a sensible plan to protect the health of our most vulnerable friends, neighbors and family members.

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