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6/30/2020

The ACA and Medicaid Compared

To repeat what I said yesterday, health care is a right, not a privilege. Every Wisconsin resident should have access to high-quality, affordable health care when they need it.


6/30/2020

Healthcare Heroes Act

The Republican-led Legislature needs to come back into session and pass the Healthcare Heroes Act.


6/29/2020

Expanded Health Care

You’ll hear me say this often--health care is a right, not a privilege. Every Wisconsin resident should have access to high-quality, affordable health care when they need it. Accepting federal Medicaid expansion will insure 16% (approximately 180,000) more Wisconsinites.


6/28/2020

Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots are hitting mailboxes already!


6/27/2020

Happy Birthday, Dad!

A very happy 64th birthday to my dad, Tom Jaeger!


6/26/2020

Follow-Up to the President's Visit

I did a brief interview with the Washington Post regarding the President’s visit to Marinette Marine.


6/25/2020

Regarding the President's Visit to Marinette

I am saddened to see President Trump coming to take a victory lap in my backyard just months before Election Day because it’s clear he only cares about us now that November is just around the corner.


6/22/2020

Funding our Schools

Our schools should have the resources they need to prepare our children to be engaged, active citizens of the 21st century, and to keep them healthy as we determine the best way to safely reopen in the fall.


6/21/2020

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and father-figures out there!


6/19/2020

Accountability and Transparency in Policing in Wisconsin

Our communities are strongest when all individuals are treated fairly and have equal justice under the law.


6/17/2020

Voting by mail is safe, secure and should be encouraged.

Our democracy is strongest when everyone is allowed to participate in free, open, and fair elections.


6/17/2020

A Win for Wisconsin Voters

Success! Like I said this morning, our democracy is strongest when everyone is allowed to participate in free, open, and fair elections.


6/15/2020

"We're All In" Small Business Grants

Starting today, June 15 at 8:00am, the WEDC will begin accepting applications for Wisconsin’s “We’re All In” small business grant initiative.


6/15/2020

Wisconsin Farm Support Program

Starting today, June 15 2020, the Department of Revenue will begin accepting applications for Wisconsin’s Farm Support Program initiative.


6/12/2020

Republicans ask Judge to Halt Elections Lawsuit

Voting is a fundamental right—our democracy is strongest when everyone is allowed to participate. We need to do everything we can to provide safe, reasonable, and fair access.


6/11/2020

Healthcare is a Right, not a Privilege

Healthcare is a right, not a privilege—Wisconsin should absolutely accept the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Every Wisconsin resident should have access to high-quality, affordable healthcare when they need it.

Our ongoing COVID-19 health crisis has shown yet again how important it is that every citizen has access to fair, affordable healthcare. Thousands of Wisconsinites have lost their jobs and thus their health insurance, and the Republican-led legislature has yet to author or sign on to any plan to alleviate this burden on Wisconsin’s uninsured families. They have a long history of opposing expanded healthcare.

In 2011 Representative Nygren co-authored two bills that would have allowed insurance companies to ignore state-mandated consumer protections that ensured coverage for a host of issues, including diabetes, autism, and cochlear implants for children: https://tinyurl.com/ya2cbrzg

More recently, Gov. Evers included Medicaid expansion in his budget last year, but the Republican majority in the Legislature stripped that provision from the spending plan. GOP leaders have since refused to take up a stand-alone Medicaid-expansion bill.

Accepting that Medicaid expansion would reduce Wisconsin’s uninsured population by 16%. (Full study here: https://tinyurl.com/y87hhfn9) Thousands of uninsured Wisconsinites could have insurance today if the GOP would start putting the Needs of our people before the Wants of their healthcare industry donors.


6/9/2020

Putting People First

Everyone knows that Big Business has great representation in Madison – it’s the everyday people of Wisconsin that need it. I am running for Assembly to bring your voice back to Madison. I will put People First and represent the citizens of Wisconsin.


6/8/2020

Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program

Starting today, June 8, 2020, Wisconsinites can apply for up to $3,000 for rental assistance or security deposits through the Wisconsin Coronavirus Relief Fund's Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (W.R.A.P.)


6/4/2020

JCI/Tyco Refuses Regulators' Demands To Test More Wells For PFAS

For those of you impacted by or concerned about the JCI/Tyco PFAS contamination in Marinette County: as of Monday, June 1 2020, JCI/Tyco has refused to test the potable water wells in the expanded plume, as directed by the Wisconsin DNR in February 2020.

For the time being, anyone who would like to have their water tested for PFAS contamination will have to pay for it out of their own pocket.

Please see the attached article for details on the ongoing investigation.

https://www.wpr.org/firefighting-foam-manufacturer-refuses-regulators-demands-test-more-wells-pfas?fbclid=IwAR1ea6EMlZgE3Hq-_ByKM7uy0agy-ZV0R4HNKJB4sGDzD20balARLKqnGVY


6/3/2020

Black Lives Matter

Our communities are strongest when all individuals are treated fairly and have equal justice under the law.


6/2/2020

On the Ballot!

One more enthusiastic “thank you” to all the citizens of Wisconsin’s 89th Assembly District who mailed, walked, and drove their signatures to the campaign! The kind words, encouragement, and support were inspiring and I am thrilled to say I will be on the ballot in November.


6/1/2020

Happy Pride Month!

Happy Pride month, everyone! Pride month reminds us to celebrate, support, and raise awareness of LGBTQIA+ rights. LGBTQIA+ Wisconsinites should have the same rights as everyone else.

Thanks, and stay safe out there.

Wisconsin is #StrongerTogether


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