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5/26/2021
Democrats Lead the Way for Economic Recovery MADISON, WI – In an effort to prioritize the needs of families, communities and small businesses after a tumultuous and traumatic year, Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-West Point) and Representative Daniel Riemer (D-Milwaukee) are introducing LRB 3634 that would expand BadgerCare and secure $1.6 billion...
5/25/2021
Republicans Reject Billions for Economic Recovery MADISON, WI – Senate Republicans have rejected the Governor’s special session to expand BadgerCare and the additional $1.6 billion for economic recovery.
5/19/2021
Statement on BadgerCare Special Session MADISON, WI – Governor Tony Evers signed an executive order calling a special session to expand BadgerCare in Wisconsin. Under the federal American Rescue Plan Act, Wisconsin could receive an additional $1 billion in federal funding if the BadgerCare program is expanded.
5/6/2021
JFC Democrats: Republicans Throw $1.6 Billion to the Wind MADISON – Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee once again defied the wishes of Wisconsinites by dismantling the Governor’s Bounceback budget and obstructing economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
3/31/2021
Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision MADISON, WI – Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-West Point) released the following statement after the Wisconsin Supreme Court blocked Governor Evers’ lifesaving pandemic measures.
3/26/2021
Erpenbach Statement on Pharmacy Benefit Manager Bill Signing WEST POINT, WI – Bipartisan legislation aimed at lowering drug costs and increasing transparency for consumers through Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM) was signed into law by Governor Evers at a special ceremony at Bridge Community Clinic in Wausau, Wisconsin.
3/10/2021
JFC Democrats: Republican Refusal to Expand BadgerCare Could Cost State $1 Billion in Additional Funding A memo from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau has confirmed that under the federal American Rescue Plan Act, Wisconsin could receive an additional $1 billion in federal funding if the BadgerCare program is expanded, as proposed in Governor Evers’ 2021-23 biennial budget.
2/16/2021
JFC Democrats: Brighter Days with the Badger Bounceback Budget MADISON – Following a tumultuous year for Wisconsin communities, small businesses, schools and families Governor Tony Evers has unveiled the 2021-2023 Biennial State Budget. The Badger Bounceback will ensure our state, communities, and families can bounce back and better than before the pandemic...
2/5/2021
Democrats Take Action to Protect Public Health WEST POINT, WI – Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-West Point) released the following statement after legislative Democrats introduced legislation to reinstate the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
1/26/2021
GOP Vendetta Threatens Public Health WEST POINT, WI – Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-West Point) released the following statement after Senate Republicans voted to strike down a lifesaving health protection.