State Republicans Have Second Chance to Reverse Bad Budget Decisions

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.

Republican Bills Unjustly Target LGBTQ+ Youth, Again

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.

OP-ED: Independence Day Reflections on Democracy in Wisconsin

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. 

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.

State Republicans Circulate Dangerous Anti-Abortion Bills

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. 

A Look at What State Republicans Denied for Wisconsin This Week

 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. 

Mental Health Action Day: Wisconsin Lawmakers Must Do Their Part

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.

OP-ED: Our First Mother’s Day in a Post-Roe World

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.

Wisconsin House Republicans Get it Wrong on Immigration Bill

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.

Extreme Agenda of Right-Wing Ron DeSantis Falls Short in Wisconsin

Ron DeSantis - the far right extremist governor of Florida currently trying to measure up as a 2024 Republican presidential candidate - brings his radical roadshow to Wisconsin today to speak at a Marathon County GOP event. But recent state election results show DeSantis’ MAGA agenda consistently falls short at the ballot box in the Badger state.