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 […]
As the Wisconsin State Senate meets to vote on the state budget today, Ali explores all things budget with State Representative Chris Taylor of the Joint Finance Committee. With the input of listener-callers, they cover Tony Evers and the “People’s Budget,” special education, gerrymandering, and the role of money and privatization in shaping public and […]
On May 9, the Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee voted 11-4, along party lines, to strip Medicaid expansion and 131 policy items from Governor Tony Ever’s proposed budget. The move blows a 1.4 billion dollar hole in the state biennial fiscal plan, which Republicans will have to find a way to close. In addition, the vote […]