MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday that would force health insurers to cover pre-existing conditions if Republicans succeed in dismantling the Affordable Care Act, heading off potential criticism of GOP legislators on the 2020 campaign trail.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is calling for bipartisanship in his first State of the State speech Tuesday, urging Republicans who control the Legislature to take up the biggest issues facing the state, including increasing funding for schools and addressing healt…
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the state Assembly taking up a bill that would guarantee health insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions (all times local):
If plans for the line are canceled for reasons beyond their control the owners would be allowed to bill consumers for all “prudently incurred costs."
Evers also is expected to extol the Wisconsin Idea, the guiding principle for the University of Wisconsin System that former Gov. Scott Walker tried but failed to alter.
Changes to the Assembly GOP bill would add to state law another key provision of Obamacare: its prohibitions on insurers imposing lifetime or annual limits on coverage for people with serious health conditions.
The forecast for the massive snowstorm has changed a little bit, with more ice than snow expected Tuesday afternoon and the bulk of the snow falling at night in Madison.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican leaders in the state Assembly aren't happy with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers saying legalizing medical marijuana could start the process for full legalization.
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission is considering whether to allow Chicago-based developer Invenergy to construct the $360 million project, which would be more than 100 times larger than any solar farm now in Wisconsin, occupying a space about twice the size of the UW Arboretum.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Schools closed early as a major winter storm approached Wisconsin with projections of up to a foot of snow in some areas followed by a plunge into single-digit high temperatures.
Dozens of schools and school districts in Wisconsin are getting the jump on a major winter storm heading this way, by cancelling classes and after school activities on Tuesday.
The bill would replace the phrase "mental retardation" and its derivatives with "intellectual disability" in all state administrative code.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A contract released by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos shows that taxpayers are paying $840,000 to defend Republican lawmakers in a redistricting lawsuit, and the figure could go higher.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A pair of Republican state senators are pushing to remove the phrase "mental retardation" from state administrative code.
A law firm will be paid an $840,000 fee, but taxpayers could end up paying even more, according to a newly released contract.