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Spotlight: Evers’ DWD still a mess

By M.D. Kittle

MADISON — More than a year after Gov. Tony Evers’ Department of Workforce Development failed to meet a historic unemployment crisis, the agency remains a den of incompetence and incivility, according to claimants stuck in the dysfunctional Unemployment Insurance system.

What’s more galling is that it was Evers’ lockdowns and local pandemic-related health restrictions that forced hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites out of work.

Despite billions of dollars in federal funding and DWD’s declaration to have cleared its massive unemployment backlog, the agency continues to mishandle claims, a press release from Sen. Alberta Darling’s office states. The River Hills Republican said her 8th Senate District constituents continue to complain that Evers’ DWD is unprofessional, rude, and still takes weeks to respond.

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