Wisconsin’s governor is once again asking lawmakers to spend more on schools and the UW, as well as expand the state’s healthcare program.
Governor Tony Evers delivered his State of the State speech last night. He once again asked to send more money to Wisconsin’s public schools, and to spend more at the University of Wisconsin. He also, once again, pitched a Medicaid expansion. The governor specifically said he wants to use BadgerCare, the state’s Medicaid program, to provide free birth control and Plan B pills to women in the state. The governor also pitched a plan to focus on workforce development throughout Wisconsin.
Across the aisle, Republican lawmakers say the speech was the “same-old same-old,” and once again pitched more spending and a bigger government.