Rep. Joel Kitchens and State Senator Andre Jacque each have a number of bills they would like to see addressed when the Wisconsin Legislature returns to work later this month. Both legislators reintroduced a number of bills that were in line to move forward before the pandemic canceled the rest of their floor period. Kitchens would like to see his bill making it easier to get birth control to help reduce unplanned pregnancies get passed. He said earlier this month his challenge is to get some of the same legislators back on board.
One of the bills Jacque will be pushing for would guarantee insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions. He said earlier this month it has strong bipartisan support, especially as the pandemic continues.
Both the Assembly and the Senate left Madison earlier this month without coming to an agreement on a COVID-19 relief package. The Senate passed their own version of the Assembly bill and drew praise from Governor Tony Evers. That is expected to be one of the topics discussed when the Assembly returns to the floor on Tuesday.