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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

 1:12 PM 

Dems continue to hammer BadgerCare proposal

Despite the BadgerCare bill being passed and messaged to the Senate, Dems continue to rail against the measure under the 14th order of business.

Several said they had pressed their buttons to speak on passage but were not recognized. Speaker Pro Tempore Tyler August, R-Lake Geneva, had indicated that the speaking queue was empty at the time the roll call was taken.

“I’m very disappointed that the voices of the representatives of the people were not heard in a timely fashion,” said Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber, D-Appleton.

Rep. LaTonya Johnson, D-Milwaukee, told members she had a tumor removed earlier this session, but could only feel relief that her health problems did not occur prior to taking office since she did not have insurance coverage before that.

“Those are things we take for granted in this body because … you don’t know,” Johnson said.

“We can do better but we choose not to.”


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