The problem with Wisconsin’s unemployment system rests in the late 20th Century technology that the state is saddled with because the legislature hasn’t the will to spend the money on an upgrade.
So giving the states alternative methods? Still requires vast amounts of time and effort to build into the system…you know…like months but more likely years.
And $2 billion for upgrades? If that’s the national spending, that’s again a pittance…for what will be years of computer work.
And states, including Wisconsin, are just as notorious as the federal government for cost overruns and delays in IT projects.
If only the GOP has seen fit to maintain state computer resources at state of the art levels we wouldn’t find ourselves in this bind.