Reckoning with Whiteness: Meet the Wisconsin GOP power quartet: Devin LeMahieu (Senate Majority Leader), Robin Vos (Assembly Speaker), Mark Born and Howard Marklein (Joint Finance Committee co-chairs)
The GOP-authored budget for the Department of Workforce Development passed 12-4 along party lines Wednesday and would reinstate drug-testing requirements for some individuals on unemployment benefits.
It also would direct the department to study converting the state's unemployment system to one that adjusts the number of weeks a claimant would be eligible for benefits based on the state's unemployment rate. The study would examine other changes to the unemployment system to provide incentives to find and keep employment.
"We've got to get folks back into the workforce, that's one of the most important things facing us right now," said committee co-chair Rep. Mark Born, R-Beaver Dam.