“Avoiding target fixation on the filibuster…” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

“Avoiding target fixation on the filibuster…” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We weigh in on two national issues, first the horrific shootings in Georgia that appear to be yet another hate crime against the AAPI community, and the looming battle over the Senate filibuster and the future of the Democratic agenda. We discuss Speaker Vos’s declaration this week that the Legislation will reject the very popular plan to accept available federal money to expand BadgerCare, turning down $1.6 billion dollars supercharged by the rescue package, denying health care to the working poor during and pandemic. Is Vos serious with dozens of potentially vulnerable Republican state legislators weigh their fate heading into redistricting or it a bluff? Vos also plays scrooge yet again, declaring the Assembly is not willing to suspend a one week waiting period for unemployment benefits despite 100% federal funding in the rescue package. In yet another embarrassment, Legislative Republicans shamefully “honor” racist demagogue Rush Limbaugh while refusing to honor Black History Month. In other news, Foxconn, the white elephant of Racine County, says they might make electric cars… or maybe a monorail. Will they ever make anything that Donald Trump and Scott Walker promised in return for billions of state money?

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Senate Democrats plot new effort to gut filibuster but lack votes for major overhaul.
Democrats seize on Biden’s embrace of changing the filibuster.
Joe Manchin just took an important filibuster reform off the table.
Senate Republicans honor Rush Limbaugh and refuse to recognize Black History Month.
Vos says no to plan that would provide Wisconsin with $1.6 billion for health care.
Foxconn said it will announce what will be made at the Wisconsin facility by July.
Vos expresses reservations about again suspending waiting period for unemployment benefits.