With 2020 elections looming on the horizon, we revisit the issue of gerrymandering and the fight for fair maps with Wisconsin State Representative Dianne Hesselbein for today’s episode. She offers updates on AB 303, the nonpartisan redistricting reform bill proposed by the state legislature. With fair maps in place, Rep. Hesselbein says, “Nobody can rig […]
What’s new with Wisconsin legislation? Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd speaks with Representative Dianne Hesselbein, Assistant Minority Leader, about Scott Walker’s special session to change welfare programs. And, Carousel speaks with Representative Evan Goyke, who introduced a legislative package to close Lincoln Hills & Copper Lakes youth prison last year. This month, Governor Walker announced his […]
Let’s talk about Foxconn. Last week the Wisconsin Assembly passed the Foxconn bill, which includes a massive 3 billion dollar tax break to the Taiwanese company. The bill is currently being discussed in the state Senate’s Joint Finance Committee. First up, Representative Dianne Hesselbein of Middleton starts off the program with a recap of last week’s […]
MADISON (WORT) — Dianne Hesselbein is the Democratic incumbent for Wisconsin’s 79th Assembly district. She’s up against Republican challenger Brent Renteria.
The Solidarity Singers and other peaceful protesters camped out in front of the Assembly chambers during Governor Walker’s State of the State Address last night. In Our Backyard producer Dylan Brogan was also there and he caught up with a few local democrats to get their reaction to the Governor’s big speech. He spoke to […]