When Governor Evers vetoed Assembly Bill 336 and continued payment of the expanded federal unemployment benefits, he showed us he hasn’t been paying attention to the struggles of our main street small businesses that Wisconsin families rely on.
AB 336 would have ended the additional federal unemployment benefits originally put into place at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Currently, individuals in Wisconsin receiving state unemployment benefits are eligible to receive an additional $300 per week on top of the regular state benefits.
While our small businesses are trying to get back on their feet after a year and a half of various government mandated shutdowns and restrictions, this expanded federal benefit provides a huge disincentive for people to get back to work.
Wisconsin lawmakers can make a difference—and fight for small businesses, help reopen main street, and get families back on their feet by ending the additional federal unemployment benefits.
Contact your representatives today to urge them to vote to override Governor Evers’ veto of AB 336!