The vote to override Gov. Tony Evers’ veto of the bill failed along party lines. The boost will remain until its original September expiration date.
Republican lawmakers are trying to make absentee voting more difficult, a method voters with disabilities rely on for safety and convenience.
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.
Evers says he’ll sign the bills, but he, legislative Democrats, and organizers say the state needs deeper reforms.
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.
Republicans blocked Pride Month, Motherhood Month, and Gun Violence Survivor Day resolutions because an Asian lawmaker spoke out against racism, Democrats say.