Wisconsin Budget Medicaid

Wisconsin Assembly Democratic Minority Leader Gordon Hintz joined by other Democrats urge Republicans to pass a bill in special session expanding Medicaid, Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in Madison, Wis. Republicans convened and quickly adjourned the sessions within seconds, taking no action on the bill.

MADISON — Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature on Tuesday convened and within seconds ended a special session called by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to expand Medicaid, dashing chances for the state to receive a one-time bonus of $1 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding.

The Senate and Assembly gaveled in and adjourned the special session in mostly empty chambers with only a handful of lawmakers in attendance.

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