FORT MYERS, Fla., - Florida's U.S. Senator Bill Nelson is leading the push to investigate the troubled rollout of the state's new online unemployment claims system. It cost $63 million to build the economic opportunity website but now, Senator Nelson say it's not doing the job.
Specifically, Nelson is asking federal officials to look into whether or not the Department of Economic Opportunity is following the rules to give timely unemployment compensation.
Nelson says "when someone's down and out it's inexcusible that they can't get legal and just compensation because the state of florida's website isn't working."
This is Senator Nelson's second time asking for the investigation and expects a complete report in a week.