Bill Kaplan: Bipartisan Medicaid expansion in Kansas

Kansas Democratic Governor Laura Kelly has reached agreement with state Senate GOP leader Jim Denning to expand Medicaid. Kelly said: “Compromise is hard. It’s messy and it’s slow, but it is so worth it.” Similarly, Denning said: “In the spirit of compromise, we have a really good, complete plan.” Importantly, they have the votes to pass it in the GOP-led…

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, January 10th

Friday, January 10th Supreme Court Candidates Interview with Citizen Action members and Board leader across the state this week. This Thursday, Citizen Action members and leaders gathered in Milwaukee to interview the two challengers for state supreme court, the state’s high court. The event was also LIVE streamed via Zoom video web conference to nearly 20 separate house parties and…

Bill Kaplan: Health-care coverage and protections endangered

Almost simultaneously the House impeached Trump, while a federal appeals court struck down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual mandate that people have health insurance.  The Senate will not remove Trump, but there is uncertainty as to how impeachment will impact the 2020 elections.  Voters will make the final judgment on Trump.  And, there are other important issues, including the…

Citizen Action Weekly: January 3rd, 2020

Friday, January 3rd Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Interviews with Jill Karofsky and Ed Fallone.  Thursday, January 9th 5:45pm – 8pm Citizen Action Office, 221 S. 2nd St. #300, Milwaukee 6pm: Jill Karofsky 7pm: Ed Fallone Come meet the candidates for the state’s high court. The primary election will be Tuesday, February 18th, 2020. The General Election will be Tuesday, April…

“Legalize marijuana, criminalize voter suppression” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We discuss the latest news surrounding the organized conservative effort to hold state election commission officials in contempt for keeping voters on the rolls following the Election Commission’s deadlocking on whether to purge people from the voter registration roles. Illinois’ legalization of marijuana started on January 1st and saw huge lines across the state, particularly at locations near the state…