Sen. Howard Marklein's Statement on Veto Override Attempt of Workforce Recovery Bill

MADISON, WI - Sen. Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) made the following statement today regarding the Assembly’s attempt to override Governor Evers’ veto of Assembly Bill (AB) 336:
“I am glad the Assembly attempted to override Governor Evers’ veto of the workforce recovery bill that would have ended the unnecessary extension of enhanced pandemic unemployment checks that are creating obstacles for employers. It is disappointing the Assembly was not able to reverse the Governor's bad decision.”
“There is a workforce crisis in our communities that Governor Evers and many Legislators are ignoring. Wisconsin business owners continue to tell us that the government’s expanded unemployment checks are preventing them from finding workers. This is not leadership. When I toured the 17th District for small business week, employers told me this problem is forcing them to reduce hours and cancel contracts.”
“I was proud to author the Workforce Recovery bill and am disappointed to see this veto will remain. Our business owners are only asking for the opportunity to hire workers without the interference of inflated government benefits.”
Sen. Marklein co-authored Assembly Bill (AB) 336 and SB 345. This bill would have ended the expansion and extension of federal unemployment compensation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.