Despite immense pressure for change, political leaders have done little. Activists have stepped up.
Evers says he’ll sign the bills, but he, legislative Democrats, and organizers say the state needs deeper reforms.
Republicans blocked Pride Month, Motherhood Month, and Gun Violence Survivor Day resolutions because an Asian lawmaker spoke out against racism, Democrats say.
On the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, one lawmaker says moderate change is “not appropriate for this moment in history.”
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 recommendations, which carry no legal weight, have an uncertain path to becoming law.
Citizen members say they remain committed to the work.