Wowzers! DWD’s Frostman invisible in crisis

Wowzers! DWD’s Frostman invisible in crisis

In early April, a single mom with three kids reached out to Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit) desperate for help. “I don’t know what else to do or who else to turn to,” she explained in the email.

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August 21, 2020
Evers still failing Wisconsin workers

Evers still failing Wisconsin workers

By M.D. Kittle MADISON — When Gov. Tony Evers finally gave Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman his walking…

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September 16, 2021
Evers’ DWD locks out jobless

Evers’ DWD locks out jobless

By M.D. Kittle MADISON — Unemployed Wisconsinites have complained about the state Department of Workforce Development’s lack of humanity during…

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April 1, 2021
Evers busted in unemployment blame game

Evers busted in unemployment blame game

While Democrat Gov. Tony Evers blames Republican lawmakers for failing to upgrade the state’s Unemployment Insurance information technology system, the co-chairs of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee say the administration has long had the power to begin fixing the IT system. 

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January 26, 2021
Evers ‘twiddled his thumbs’ while DWD imploded

Evers ‘twiddled his thumbs’ while DWD imploded

The Republican-controlled Legislature on Tuesday opened a special session on the state’s broken Unemployment Insurance system called by Gov. Tony Evers. Contrary to many media accounts, the majority gaveled in the session and suspended it until Thursday. 

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January 20, 2021
Tool of the Week: Disconnected Tony Evers

Tool of the Week: Disconnected Tony Evers

As out of-work Wisconsinites found themselves trapped in an Unemployment Insurance system nightmare, Evers appears to have met with his Workforce Development chief just one time between March 1 and Sept. 18 — and that was to fire him.

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December 22, 2020