Yes. About 41% of all births in the U.S. are financed by Medicaid, according to a 2022 report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
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Are nearly half of all Americans worried about having their money in banks?
Yes. ccording to an April Gallup poll, 48% of U.S. adults are concerned about having their money in banks or other U.S. financial institutions, including 19% who are “very” worried and 29% who are “moderately” worried.
Are Black people four times as likely to be arrested for marijuana in Wisconsin?
Yes. Black people in Wisconsin are 4.2 times as likely to face arrest for marijuana possession than white people, according to an American Civil Liberties Union report analyzing 2010-2018 data.
Does the Republican-authored shared revenue bill propose banning advisory referendums at the local level in Wisconsin?
Yes. The shared revenue bill proposed by Wisconsin Republicans would prohibit a county or municipality from holding an advisory referendum, according to a draft of bill released May 2.
Did the FBI under President Joe Biden label concerned parents who spoke at school board meetings ‘domestic terrorists,’ as a Wisconsin congressman claims?
No. Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany, who represents most of northern Wisconsin, said President “Joe Biden’s FBI labeled concerned parents who spoke at school board meetings as domestic terrorists.”
Is Tammy Baldwin rated one of the most vulnerable US senators up for election in 2024?
Yes. The Hill rated the seat held by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., as one of the eight most likely to flip from one party to the other in the 2024 elections, saying Wisconsin “remains a crucial battleground state with a propensity to swing wildly from one election to another.”
Will taxes ‘automatically’ go up for 95% of business owners after the Trump tax cuts expire?
No. While individual tax cuts from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act are set to expire after 2025, 95% of business owners will not “automatically” experience a tax hike, because many businesses have no taxable income.
Did Wisconsinites vote overwhelmingly in favor of the referendum to require adults to seek work to receive welfare benefits?
Yes. On April 4, 2023, an advisory referendum to impose a work requirement for welfare recipients was approved by voters in Wisconsin, with nearly 80% voting yes.
Is mifepristone used for other reasons besides medically induced abortions?
Yes. While mifepristone’s most common use is medically induced abortions, it can also be used as a treatment for Cushing syndrome.
Did Gov. Evers declare a state of emergency because of wildfires?
Yes. Gov. Tony Evers of Wisconsin declared a state of emergency on April 12, 2023, because of rising risk for wildfires.
Did a Wisconsin elementary school use a book in its curriculum that depicts children in non-traditional gender roles?
Yes. Sugar Creek Elementary, a public school in the Madison, Wisconsin, suburb of Verona, used the book “A House for Everyone.”
Are Wisconsin voucher schools required to meet the needs of special needs students?
No. Schools that receive vouchers through Wisconsin’s Private School Choice Programs cannot discriminate against special needs students in admissions, but the schools are not required to provide for all of those students’ needs.