State Lawmakers http://wuwm.com en Senate Approves Unemployment Changes Now Headed to Assembly http://wuwm.com/post/senate-approves-unemployment-changes-now-headed-assembly <p>The state Senate has approved major changes to Wisconsin’s unemployment insurance program. Tuesday’s vote fell along party lines. Republicans approved the legislation; Democrats opposed it. The changes include higher weekly payments and a requirement that participants apply for four jobs a week, rather than two. The bill also eliminates instances when people can quit jobs and receive unemployment and gives the state access to personal bank accounts – if the fund pays an individual too much. Democrat Lena Taylor fought the banking provision.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:04:40 +0000 LaToya Dennis 5585 at http://wuwm.com