Wisconsin Democrats Release Legislative Priorities

Ahead of October floor sessions this week, Wisconsin Democrats released a list of legislative priorities called “Forward Together.” Legislators released the initiative at press conferences around the state on Oct. 7. The package is “focused on values that put families, workers, and communities first.”

Under Affordable Health Care, Democrats hope to address rising out-of-pocket health care costs by lowering the cost of prescription drugs, protecting families from surprise medical bills, and expanding Medicaid. Democrats circulated a Medicaid expansion bill in August, but the Republican Legislature rejected a similar proposal in the 2019-21 state budget.