Legislators, particularly the 16 members of the Joint Finance Committee are doing a border-to-border tour of the state to hear and see what needs to be prioritized in the state budget for 2022-2023. Mental health-related issues have come up in every community and in every listening session.
Wisconsin Republicans plan to vote next week to kill key parts of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ state budget proposal, including legalizing medical and recreational marijuana, expanding Medicaid to capture $1.6 billion in federal funding and granting collective bargaining rights to public workers.
U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) have reintroduced the Medicare at 50 Act to give people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old the option of buying into Medicare.