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Wisconsin wasn’t alone in terms of last minute, lame duck madness this week. Michigan also saw Republican legislators move to take power from newly elected Democrats before inauguration day. Nina Kravinsky explored the similarities and differences between the two sessions with Michigan Public Radio Network Capitol reporter Cheyna Roth.
You’ve probably been hearing a lot in local media this week about a new report on equity in music and the arts. It comes from the City of Madison’s Task Force on Equity in Music and Entertainment, a body that was formed in 2017 after years of pushing from hip-hop artists and their advocates in […]
Lawmakers pulled an all nighter last night. But by 8:00 am, they had passed sweeping changes to the governor and attorney general’s power before Democrats take over the positions on January 7. Governor Scott Walker now has until then to sign the bills. The move alarmed Democrats and onlookers from across the country. Many of […]
Will Kenneally contributed to this report One of the measures codifies work requirements for childless adults to qualify for BadgerCare — the state’s medicaid program. That’s a rule that president Donald Trump’s administration approved in October. This puts the plan into law, meaning Governor-elect Tony Evers won’t be able to easily remove it. Many Republicans […]
This story was reported by Nina Kravinsky, Tony Castaneda, and Molly Stentz. Photo credit: Dylan Brogan. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says this extraordinary session is needed to restore balance of power between the governor and the Legislature. But he didn’t shy away from saying he wanted keep Republican legislation in place under a Democratic governor. […]
Republicans at the Capitol are making moves this week to limit power of newly elected Democrats before they take office in the spring. Democratic lawmakers and a variety of protesters are attempting to slow those measures. People packed the legislature’s finance committee room during their public Lawmakers started their public hearing shortly before 2 pm, […]