Among the bills that were considered today was a so-called “Born Alive Bill.” That legislation would compel doctors to provide care to a baby that is born after a failed abortion. Democratic critics say the legislation is unnecessary. A baby being born following a failed abortion is an extremely rare event. And, doctors in Wisconsin […]
The US Department of Health and Human Services recognizes August as national breastfeeding month. As the month comes to a close, a bipartisan bill in the state legislature aims to protect parents’ right to breastfeed at work. All 50 states have laws that allow breastfeeding anywhere, but Wisconsin is behind several states when it comes […]
According to research from the Brennan Center for Justice, lawmakers in forty-seven states have recently proposed legislation with restrictive provisions related to voting, including limiting early and absentee voting, voter ID law, election-day registration, disability access, and availability of polling places and ballot drop boxes. To get a clearer picture of what this means for […]
Photos by WORT News Director Chali Pittman. State Democratic lawmakers showed their support for nurses at UnityPoint Health-Meriter Hospital on Tuesday morning. The press conference came two days after Meriter Hospital nurses delivered a notice of strike to the hospital. The nurses at UnityPoint Health-Meriter Hospital are represented by the Service Employees International Union, or […]
A new piece of proposed legislation would require holocaust education for Wisconsin’s students. The proposal comes after anti-semitic hate crimes in the U.S. hit an all-time high in 2019. Earlier today, Producer Jonah Chester spoke with State Representative Lisa Subeck, a Democrat from Madison and the bill’s co-author, to discuss the proposal.
Earlier today, Governor Tony Evers announced that one of the key provisions for his forthcoming biennial state budget will be lowering prescription drug costs for Wisconsinites. The announcement comes about two weeks before the governor is set to unveil his full 2021-2023 budget. His plan is based heavily on the work of a state Task […]