Two bills announced today could change the working conditions for state and municipal employees. Ron Martin is an 8th grade teacher in Eau Claire. He is also the president of the Wisconsin Education Association Council. He says the dismantling of collective bargaining, a key policy of former Governor Scott Walker enacted in 2011, has led […]
Today, Wisconsin lawmakers moved to advance a bill to curb water contamination. The bill, which now heads to the State Senate, would prevent firefighters from using foam that contains PFAS, a family of toxic chemicals. The bill would allow the use of toxic foam in emergencies and in cases when fire departments have a plan […]
In 33 states and DC, marijuna can be prescribed as a part of medical treatment. It’s used to treat patients with chronic pain, cancer, epilepsy, and several other ailments. But in Wisconsin, marijuana is not a legal treatment–despite efforts by Governor Evers and Democratic state lawmakers. Two Republican lawmakers today announced legislation that could legalize […]
Madison has been in an ongoing public debate about the possible siting of F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field. For today’s F-35 update episode, we speak with Representative Chris Taylor and Amelia Royko-Maurer, both of whom were part of a delegation of Madison-area community leaders and elected officials who traveled to Burlington, Vermont last week […]
Jan talks with 76th district Representative Chris Taylor for an update on discussions and public input for the stationing of F-35 fighter jets in Madison. She and a group of concerned Madison leaders will be visiting Burlington, VT to see how the F-35 squad stationed there is affecting that city.
Democratic state lawmakers have tried to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin before. While the push has some bipartisan support, Republican leadership is divided over legalization. The bill would require the state health department to create a medical cannabis registry. Anyone seeking medical treatment with cannabis may apply for a registry identification card, which can be […]