http://newiprogressive.com/images/stories/S5/trump-rnc-2016-s5.jpgBill by Hansen and Crowley would require submission of tax returns when filing a declaration of candidacy starting with the 2020 primary or general election ballot in Wisconsin.
http://newiprogressive.com/images/stories/S5/elderly-crowd-s5.jpgCitizen Action Report shows increases ranging from 313% to 910% in health insurance premiums for older moderate income adults in 15 Wisconsin metro areas.
http://newiprogressive.com/images/stories/S5/clean-drinking-water-s5.jpgMissed reports, staff reductions, and a lack of enforcement actions call into question the DNR's Wastewater Permitting and Enforcement efforts as 350 industrial and 650 municipal permittees and about 250 large farms, mostly CAFO dairies, add to potential problems.
http://newiprogressive.com/images/stories/S5/schoolyard-greenfield-s5.jpgLegislative Fiscal Bureau memo shows General Aid siphoned off by voucher operators. Governor’s budget would give from $7,757 to $8,403 per student to voucher schools by 2018, while public students would receive an average of $6,703.
Many people around here want and need important parts of the Affordable Care Act, but Republicans still have no plan of their own to replace it.
JANESVILLE - Vice President Mike Pence was here today with other top Republicans to unite his party around a replacement of Obamacare.
It is very telling that Vice President Pence, Speaker Ryan, and Secretary Price spent more time in invite-only meetings than speaking to regular Wisconsinites who are afraid that their health care will be taken away from them.
If they had spoken to a family no longer under a mountain of debt from medical bills, a part-time teacher who can finally afford preventative care, or a recent college graduate who no longer goes to sleep at night praying they don't get sick, they'd know that the Affordable Care Act is helping millions of our friends, families, and neighbors.
The fact is that the ACA is more popular than ever after helping 150 million Americans with pre-existing conditions gain crucial health care coverage, increasing mental health and substance abuse health coverage substantially, and insuring millions of young adults who can now stay on their parent's health insurance until age 26.
Republicans still have no plan of their own to insure the millions of Americans who got access to lifesaving health care under the ACA. And the few ideas they have put on the table would lead to worse care that is harder to get and more expensive.
Instead of trying to rip coverage away from Americans, we should be working to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and finding ways to expand access to affordable health care.
Martha Laning is the Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair.
Wisconsin's legislative districts have been ruled unconstitutional by a panel of federal judges, and last week Attorney General Brad Schimel appealed the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. The League of Woman Voters says fight back.
MADISON - The framers of Wisconsin's legislative districts, which have been ruled unconstitutional by a panel of federal judges, voted in secret last month to spend taxpayer dollars to have high-priced lawyers write an amicus brief in defense of the gerrymandered districts.
Attorney General Brad Schimel last week appealed the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. All of this will cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of tax dollars, and that’s on top of more than $2.1 million already spent to draw the maps in secret and defend them through two lawsuits to-date!
If you find this shocking, contact your own legislators and the legislative leadership:
--To find your own legislators, click here and enter your address under Find My Legislators, next to the little green map of Wisconsin.
--Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester)
--Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau)
Mark your calendar for the League’s state annual meeting, June 9-10 in Green Bay. Click here for information and registration.