Support is growing for legalizing the commercial production of industrial hemp in Wisconsin. Minnesota, Michigan, and Illinois have passed similar legislation, and Wisconsin is following suit. Wisconsin State Senator Patrick Testin, R-Stevens Point, and State Representative Jess Kremer, R-Kewaskum, co-wrote the bill, and it is gaining bipartisan support. In 2014, the U.S. house passed […]
What has our country done to protect women and ensure gender equality in the workplace? Why do some working women have a full panoply of rights while others have few or none at all? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
What’s new in the case of Sergeant Bergdahl? Did he intend to desert the Army permanently? Did he really intend to join the Taliban or assist the enemy? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
Forty Eighth Assembly District representative Melissa Sargent joins us with the good, the bad, and the ugly from the 2014 legislative session.
As any high-speed rail enthusiast will tell you, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker holds a legendary disdain for federal funding. Recently, however, the governor has reversed course one such federal funding stream: aid for vocational training and rehabilitation for disabled workers. Last month, Walker announced that he would support SB 274, a bill introduced into the […]
Hot on the heels of 2009’s “pickle bill” comes the “cookie bill.” The Wisconsin State Legislature is working on a bill that would permit home cooks to sell small amounts baked goods at farmers markets and other locations without getting a commercial license. Alfonso Morales, an expert on public markets, entrepreneurship and business formation, joined […]