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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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Audit: Too much, not enough sent to Wisconsin unemployed

An unknown number of unemployed people in Wisconsin received too much, or not enough, in benefits from the state Department of Workforce in late April as it worked to process additional money in federal aid to help those suddenly out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic, an audit released Wednesday found.

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