Today, Justice-elect Janet Protasiewicz will be sworn in as the newest justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court after voters made spring election history this April, turning out in record numbers to decide that Wisconsin needs leaders who will protect our freedoms while rejecting the politics of fear and division.
This federal initiative will allocate $54 million nationwide to reduce the presence of lead in schools and childcare centers, including $848,000 for Wisconsin.
On 33rd Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act, A Better Wisconsin Together Applauds Recent Effort to Restore Ballot Dropboxes
A Better Wisconsin Together pointed to a lawsuit filed this month seeking to ensure equal access to the ballot box for Wisconsin voters with disabilities as an example of how the ADA remains a critical tool to help all people fully participate in the workplace, enjoy public accommodations and exercise their freedoms.
Republican legislators now have an opportunity to work with their Democratic colleagues and do what Wisconsinites have been asking for: pass legislation that ensures our families, neighborhoods, schools, and local governments are equipped with the resources they need to succeed.
OP-ED: Amid Crisis of Child Care Access and Affordability, Wisconsin Republicans Must do the Right Thing
Our elected lawmakers have a duty to ensure Wisconsinites have access to the tools we need to build a great life - and if we want to support Wisconsin’s workforce, economy, and future generations, we must make sure every family that needs it can find and afford child care.
As we commemorate International Non-Binary Peoples’ Day and celebrate gender diversity, we all must do our part to ensure every Wisconsinite can live authentically without fear of discrimination.
While most Wisconsinites spent the Fourth of July and surrounding days returning to time honored Holiday traditions, Wisconsin Republicans had different plans.
This morning, Republican State Assembly Rep. Barbara Dittrich reintroduced a pair of regressive bills that unjustly target LGBTQ+ youth and would put elected officials in charge of deciding what sports kids in Wisconsin can play.
Ron DeSantis brought his radical roadshow to Wisconsin today, spending a short few minutes on local right-wing media but reserving several hours at exclusive, closed to the press meet and greets with mega-donors.
In a positive step toward restoring abortion rights in Wisconsin, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Diane Schlipper ruled today that a lawsuit brought by Attorney General Josh Kaul to challenge the enforceability of Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban can continue.
Yesterday, Governor Tony Evers signed the 2023-25 biennial budget with several line-item vetoes that will help mitigate some of the damages done to the bill by legislative Republicans.
As Wisconsinites return to time-honored 4th of July traditions in the coming days, it’s important to remember that Independence Day, at its core, is a moment to reflect on one of the most fundamental freedoms this country was founded on: Democracy.
This week, the MAGA majority United States Supreme Court released egregious decisions that promote discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community, strike down affirmative action in college admissions, and will leave generations of hardworking students mired with debt.
STATE BUDGET: A Better Wisconsin Together Statements on Assembly Republicans Failing to Pass the Budget Wisconsinites Deserve
Assembly Republicans have once again chosen to play partisan games instead of working across the aisle to pass a bipartisan budget that works for every Wisconsinite
STATE BUDGET: Given Opportunity by Senate Democrats to Do The Right Thing, Senate Republicans Fail to Meet the Moment
Republican state legislators have now been given - and turned down - several opportunities to work together on a bipartisan budget that delivers on the things Wisconsinites have been asking for.
This week, the Wisconsin state legislature will vote on the 2023-25 biennial budget put forth by the Republican-led Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) - a budget that is a far cry from the robust, progressive budget that Governor Tony Evers proposed earlier this year.
On First Anniversary of Devastating Dobbs Decision, A Better Wisconsin Together Calls for Immediate Action to Restore Abortion Rights
One year ago, our constitutional right to abortion was taken from us as the extreme right-wing majority on the United States Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, reverting Wisconsin back to a barbaric criminal abortion ban passed in 1849.
We all have a part to play in dismantling white supremacy, and that means committing to confronting anti-Black racism in our communities, politics, families, schools, and social circles.
Joint Finance Committee to Vote on Child Care Counts as Republicans Already Axed Expanded Healthcare Coverage for Parents and Infants
The committee will have an opportunity to include Child Care Counts in the budget, a critical program that helps families afford quality childcare.
Former-president and MAGA extremist Donald Trump has been federally indicted on seven new criminal charges. A grand jury of everyday Americans reviewed mountains of evidence and witness testimony to determine Trump should be charged with violating the Espionage Act and committing both obstruction of justice and criminal conspiracy.
Veterans’ Housing, Voting Rights, and Violence Prevention: A Look at What State Republicans Denied Wisconsinites Today
Popular state budget provisions proposed by Gov. Tony Evers like universal background checks for firearm purchases and automatic voter registration could have taken a step toward becoming law in Wisconsin today, if not for GOP members of the state budget committee earlier this year stripping those items, alongside over 500 other popular items, from the 2023-25 biennial budget.
PFAS chemicals are toxic to humans, wildlife, and the environment. By imposing unnecessary restrictions on funds to combat PFAS, Republican legislators are playing politics with our lives.
This month, Wisconsinites will celebrate the progress we’ve made, while also acknowledging the many challenges we still face in the movement to ensure we all have the freedom to be ourselves and pursue our dreams - regardless of who we love or how we identify.
Legislative Republicans today circulated a purposely misleading bill package that would keep politicians in charge of Wisconsinites’ reproductive healthcare decisions, keep a nearly centuries old criminal abortion ban in place, and would require the state of Wisconsin to fund dangerous resource centers - not led by medical professionals - that provide pregnant people with deceptive and inaccurate medical information.
State Republicans Put Corporations over Constituents with Inaction on Lowering Prescription Drug Costs
In his 2023-25 biennial budget proposal, Gov. Evers proposed action items to lower the cost of prescription drugs by capping copays and holding pharmaceutical corporations to account, by ensuring a more transparent drug pricing system. Legislative Republicans on the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) axed these measures, alongside more than 500 other provisions, earlier this month.
Popular state budget provisions like marijuana regulation, access to clean water, equitable access to high-speed internet, and housing protections for renters in Wisconsin could have taken a step toward becoming law this week, if not for the Republican majority on the state budget committee stripping these items - alongside more than 500 other proposals - from Governor Tony Evers’ budget plan.
On Mental Health Action Day, A Better Wisconsin Together is shedding light on the need for state investments in affordable, accessible mental health resources across Wisconsin - especially in Wisconsin schools and rural areas of the Badger State.
In a partisan ploy, the GOP majority of the Wisconsin State Assembly has voted in favor of a deficient shared revenue bill that would direct money away from vital resources in our local communities and instead fund their unpopular right wing agenda.
Mother’s Day 2023 marks the first time in 50 years that people in Wisconsin do not have the right to decide if and when they become mothers, and those who are already parents are stripped of the freedom to decide if and when they want to keep growing their families.
Most Wisconsinites celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8 - 12) by showing gratitude to our local educators, but Wisconsin Republicans aren't most Wisconsinites.
Everyone, regardless of where we come from, deserves a safe place to call home. Today, Wisconsin Republicans in the U.S. House Representatives voted for the divisive MAGA agenda that unfairly targets and endangers people seeking safety and stability for their families.
GOP Ignores the Elephant in the Room, Lets Big Tech Off the Hook With Latest Proposal on Social Media
We’re all concerned about our and our children’s safety when using social media. But a Republican state legislator’s recent proposal to restrict access to social media for minors ignores the elephant in the room by letting tech companies off the hook for developing safe platforms and protecting the privacy of underage users.