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.

Right-Wing Members of State Budget Committee Miss the Mark on Workers’ Rights

Restoring workplace freedoms for thousands of workers and increasing retirement security for employees of small businesses could have taken a step towards becoming law today. But, action earlier this week by the Republican majority on the legislature's budget committee is preventing a vote, or even debate, on these proposals included in Governor Tony Evers' budget plan.

Wisconsinites Deserve a Budget that Prioritizes our Freedom to Vote

Today, the Republican majority on the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) - the legislative committee currently considering the 2023-25 state budget - will vote to strip more than 500 provisions from Governor Evers’ proposed budget. Among the measures getting the ax by Republicans are automatic voter registration and several other changes to help Wisconsinites make their voices heard in elections.

Workers’ Memorial Day: Workers’ Rights are Human Rights

A Better Wisconsin Together stands in solidarity with those who are fighting to strengthen workers’ rights and ensure safe workplaces for all, and encourage all elected officials in Wisconsin to pass legislation that protects Wisconsin workers.

OP-ED: Biden is Building a Better Wisconsin

In 2020, Wisconsinites turned out in record numbers across zip codes and demographics to demand change. Now, local communities across Wisconsin are reaping the benefits of historic, progressive changes that President Biden has delivered on - and it’s important that we continue to build on that work.

A Packed Day of Skewed Priorities from GOP State Legislators

Today, the GOP-led state legislature devoted time to Republican-authored bills and proposals that would make it harder for Wisconsinites to access affordable healthcare, would revoke essential benefits from Wisconsinites who have lost their jobs, and would support a tax scheme that delivers massive benefits to the highest incomes at the expense of the rest of us.

Demanding Action on Earth Day

This Earth Day, there’s a lot of environmental items in Gov. Evers’ budget that Wisconsinites can encourage our local legislators to support.

Gov. Evers’ Tax Plan Uplifts Working Families

The tax plan Wisconsinites deserve, and what they endorsed in November by re-electing Gov. Evers, is one that puts more money in the pockets of local families and ensures quality schools, affordable healthcare, and good-paying jobs.