Medicaid expansion is one of 70 non-fiscal items Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin have vowed to remove from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ budget when the Joint Finance Committee begins voting next week.
Included in the Omnibus Transportation Finance Bill (HF1555) approved Monday night by the Minnesota House is more than $1 billion in gas tax increases, sales taxes and licensing fees to pay for infrastructure improvements. The 74-58 in favor was mostly along party lines.
While some of the first federal prison reform measures in decades were enacted under President Donald Trump early this year, the White House declared April 2019 as the “Second Chance Month,” highlighting several prison reform initiatives.
The Center for Union Facts has launched a new website, www.PublicUnionFacts.com, to track more than $1.5 billion in public sector union political spending over the past two decades. It found that these unions give 90 percent of political funding to Democrats.
Ongoing strife between Nevada state officials and the Trump administration over the transfer of a half metric ton (1,102 pounds) of weapons-grade plutonium to the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) exposes a century-long struggle over land rights in a state where 84.9 percent of the land is owned by the federal government.