The issue is more complicated than a choice between government assistance and private insurance.
Republicans heralded their budget as a game-changer due to its focus on cutting taxes, but Democrats were quick to point out missed opportunities to use the state’s historic surplus.
Democrats mock GOP for trying to take credit for billions in surplus while simultaneously trying to strip away policies that led to the extra money.
Only a handful of GOP lawmakers showed up to gavel in and gavel out a special session called by Gov. Evers.
Cooks and servers want to return to work, but also want health care. Republicans have already said they plan to quickly gavel out a special session on BadgerCare expansion that Gov. Tony Evers called last week.
Along with better health coverage statewide, Evers highlights numerous projects throughout the state that could be funded with the additional federal dollars that come with BadgerCare expansion.
The party-line vote by Republicans on the state’s budget-writing committee leaves obvious holes, some Wisconsinites say.