Evers Vetoes Republican Assembly Bill 938

The authors of a Republican bill that would have toughed the state’s rules on unemployment are disappointed by a veto by Governor Tony Evers.

Assemblymen Warren Petryk and James Edming say their bill would have made it easier for the state to track down and prosecute unemployment fraud.

Assembly Bill 938 would have expanded the ways someone could be removed from unemployment, required the Department of Workforce Development to conduct more audits, and required any additional federal unemployment assistance to first go through the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee.

Governor Evers says the state already lost out on federal funding through legislative interference with unemployment, and this would add more red tape.