MADISON (WKOW) -- Senate Republicans say they plan to pass a bill next week that extends federal unemployment benefits for 13 weeks.
The bill would not eliminate a one-week waiting period to start collecting unemployment.
The Republican majority joined with Senate Democrats last week in voting 30-3 to get rid of the waiting period and extend the benefits. But the GOP-controlled Assembly did not agree with eliminating the waiting period, and passed the extension without it.
The bill did not pass the full Legislature because it cleared each house in a different form.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Monday that the senate will vote on Aug. 1 to concur with the Assembly version that approves the extension and keeps the waiting period.
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