Lawmaker, lobbyist brother stymie oral chemotherapy bill

Number 27014
Subject lawmakers
Source Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
State Wisconsin
Year 2014
Publication Date March 13, 14, 16, 18 & 21, 2014
Summary The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discovered that leaders in the Wisconsin Legislature were using a parliamentary trick — a phantom public hearing that was never actually held — to block a vote on an overwhelmingly popular and bipartisan bill aimed at helping cancer patients afford ruinously expensive chemotherapy medications. The articles showed that leaders were not telling the truth when they said they were blocking the bill because the members of their caucuses didn’t support it.
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Keywords corruption; political scandals, legislation, bill, health care
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