Gov. Walker: Applauds Legislature for extending unemployment benefits

Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303

Madison—Today Governor Walker released the following statement regarding the Legislature’s action to extend unemployment benefits:

“Earlier this year I asked for an unemployment benefit extension and today the Legislature passed a bill to do so,” said Governor Walker. “This extension will help thousands of Wisconsin families get through tough times. While these extended benefits help, the most important thing we can do is create more jobs. Job creation has been our focus since my first day in office. We are right on track with our 39,000 private sector jobs created since taking office, but there is a lot of work left to do.”