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MADISON, WI -- Rep. Magnafici (R – Dresser) issued the following statement regarding her vote to override Governor Evers’ veto:

“Now hiring signs are hanging in windows across the state. Main Street businesses are scaling back hours due to a lack of staff. Businesses are competing with government handouts.

Today I am voting to override Governor Evers’ veto of AB 336, which ends the bonus handout for being unemployed. It’s time to return to work. National polls found only 38% of the public support giving unemployed people an extra $300 per week.

Related: Gov. Evers 'Calls Legislature Into Special Session To Do What’s Best For Kids'

To distract from the unemployment crisis and prevent the public from learning about Republican’s veto override, Gov. Evers called for a legislative special session requesting more money for schools. Republicans made a historic investment in education in the budget passed earlier this month. Make no mistake; this is an unnecessary political stunt by Gov. Evers.”


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