State lawmakers heard public testimony this week on a controversial bill that would penalize local law enforcement for not fully cooperating with federal immigration authorities. The bill’s author suggests that so-called “Sanctuary Cities” like Madison have loose immigration enforcement standards that may provide cover for dangerous undocumented criminals. Immigrant rights advocates in Madison expressed concern that the measure would only drive undocumented immigrants into the shadows, while the Madison Police Chief was puzzled about why legislators considered Madison a “sanctuary” in the first place. Darien Lamen reports.
Why has the WI GOP advanced a bill that will control how people on welfare eat? Is in necessary to drug test all welfare recipients? What changes are coming to the FoodShare program? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
MADISON (WORT) — Governor Scott Walker alerted the public late Friday night that he signed Wisconsin’s Uber bill into law. The law sets statewide regulations on transportation networking companies.
MADISON (WORT) — After speeding through the Wisconsin Assembly, the so-called Uber bill regulating transportation networking companies is again one step closer to becoming law.
MADISON (WORT) — The Wisconsin Assembly approved rule changes Wednesday that will limit floor debate on pending legislation. Dylan Brogan reports.
It’s Carousel Bayrd’s annual end of the year happy show! What are some great things that happened in Madison in 2014? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!