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Committee to consider continuing waivers for UI work-search requirements

Lawmakers this week will consider extending a series of pandemic-related rules intended to freeze employers' unemployment-insurance payments, waive job-search requirements for people receiving unemployment benefits and curtail the need for in-person fire and electrical inspections.

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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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‘It doesn’t look like there’s an end in sight to this’: Pandemic drags on as $600 unemployment lifeline nears expiration

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Amy Moreland, a bartender in Madison who has been out of work since mid-March, immediately applied for state unemployment insurance after losing her job and eventually started receiving an extra $600 per week from the federal CARES Act stimulus package — atop her $114 a week in state aid.

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