Stories tagged: "Citizen Action of Wisconsin"


Then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at McGregor Industries in Dunmore, Pa., Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Op-Ed: Passing ‘Build Back Better’ Is a Test of Democracy Itself

The most sweeping reforms in 50 years are being debated in Congress, and it's up to us to push it over the finish line, writes Robert Kraig of Citizen Action of Wisconsin.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, center in white shirt, says that while communities like Milwaukee are national leaders in fighting healthcare disparities, they need help from federal elected officials to fully achieve their goals. (Photo courtesy of Protect Our Care)
David Crowley: Communities Need Help to Achieve Healthcare Goals

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley writes that President Biden's Build Back Better agenda is critical to helping communities like Milwaukee expand health care to the most needy.

Washington High School was one of only five Milwaukee polling places open on April 7, 2020. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Wisconsin Voting Rights Groups Ask Biden, Congress to Revive For the People Act

With Republican lawmakers passing restrictive bills throughout the country, get-out-the-vote groups are pleading with Biden and Congress to pass federal voting rights protection.

Sen. Baldwin Has A Three-Part Plan To Help Struggling Wisconsinites. Here's What's In It.
Republicans Won’t Expand BadgerCare. Baldwin Wants to Do It for Them.

Baldwin and Georgia’s two senators aim to create a “Medicaid look-alike” program that wouldn’t rely on lawmakers to accept money for Medicaid expansion.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) described his own employee as being stuck in the state's BadgerCare coverage gap, despite his denial that it exists. (Screenshot via WisconsinEye)
Does Wisconsin Have a BadgerCare Coverage Gap? Ask Robin Vos’ Employee.

The issue is more complicated than a choice between government assistance and private insurance.

Demonstrators for tax reform frequently cite tax breaks enjoyed by pharmaceutical companies, the oil and gas industry, and individual billionaires such as businessman Jeff Bezos, whose image was depicted on a mobile billboard near the US Capitol on May 17, 2021 by the group "Patriotic Millionaires." (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Op-Ed: Pharma Companies Make Billions on Taxpayer-Funded Drugs, Yet Dodge Taxes. Congress Must Fix the System.

Pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars selling overpriced products developed with taxpayer dollars, but they’re still able to dodge tax payments. It’s time for Congress to fix this broken system.

Robin Vos, Tyler August, Jim Steineke
Wisconsin Could Expand Healthcare and Get $1.6 Billion From the Feds. GOP Says ‘No.’

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.