The Milwaukee Democrat sent a letter to Obama Friday seeking ways to prevent “negative impacts” Walker’s budget will have on education, health care, food stamps, transit, and energy and the environment.
In her letter, Moore asks if the governor’s significant education cuts and voucher and charter expansion jeopardize future federal funding. She also requests that the administration refuse any Medicaid waiver that would limit health care and to classify birth control as preventive care to ensure access for Wisconsin women.
She also questions if Walker’s steps to privatize food stamps violates federal law. She asks if the administration has power to allow cities and municipalities to apply directly for food stamps and transit funding. She also asks for guidance as to whether or not collective bargaining changes will cost the state federal transit funding.
Lastly, she asks the administration to issue rules that could allow wind energy to continue in Wisconsin, in light of Walker’s proposed regulation.