Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz

Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz speaks at the front of the chamber Wednesday at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. 

Republicans in the state Legislature have voted to discontinue federal unemployment insurance benefits that were added during the coronavirus pandemic.

The weekly $300 benefits, down from $600 earlier in the pandemic, were set to expire in September. Unless Wednesday’s move is vetoed by Gov. Tony Evers, they’ll end much sooner for Wisconsinites. His administration did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the vote.

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