IN THE STATES: Extreme GOP Sides With Special Interests While Dems Lower Costs
January 13, 2023
In the states this week, local news continued to feature a split screen between President Biden and Democrats working to lower costs and Republicans pushing their extreme agenda of banning abortion, forcing cuts to Social Security and Medicare, and protecting billionaire tax cheats.
This week, local headlines highlighted how President Biden and Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act is capping insulin prices for seniors at $35 a month.
- In Florida: CBS Miami: Inflation Reduction Act Takes Effect For Seniors and Medicare Enrollees
- In Iowa: KIMT: Thanks to Inflation Reduction Act, Seniors See Out-of-Pocket Insulin Costs Capped at $35
- In Michigan: WJRT: Michiganders Are Seeing Prescription Drug, Insulin Price Cap Thanks to Inflation Reduction Act
- In North Carolina: WNCT: Lower Prices for Insulin Users Go Into Effect With Inflation Reduction Act
- In South Carolina: WFXB: New Year Brings Lower Prices for Insulin Under Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act
- In Vermont: WVNY: Vermonters to pay no more than $35 per month for insulin thanks to Inflation Reduction Act
Beyond lowering costs, the Inflation Reduction Act is bringing manufacturing back home to the United States in a big way — thousands of clean, good-paying jobs are being created in Georgia with a historic investment from a South Korean solar manufacturer. This week’s announcement is just the latest in a series of major investments in American manufacturing, thanks to President Biden and his dedication to making “Made in America” a reality.
- Savannah Morning News: Korean company announces largest solar investment in U.S. for two Georgia facilities
Meanwhile, in Virginia, Democrat Aaron Rouse defeated Glenn Youngkin-endorsed Kevin Adams to flip a state Senate seat — helping Democrats push back against Youngkin’s proposed abortion ban.
And across the states, Republicans are continuing to pursue restrictions to reproductive access, with some even fighting each other over how extreme their abortion bans should be.
- In Alabama: CNN: Alabama attorney general says people who take abortion pills could be prosecuted
- In Pennsylvania: PennLive: Western Pa. lawmaker’s federal bill would ban abortions after fetal heartbeat is detected
- In South Dakota: South Dakota News Now: Eyeing national office, Noem launches attack on Florida Governor DeSantis
- In Virginia: WRIC: Republican lawmakers introduce Gov. Youngkin’s 15-week abortion ban proposal