Last week, a federal judge ruled that early voting restrictions signed into law during Wisconsin’s lame-duck session in December violated a 2016 court order. For the first part of today’s episode, we speak with Analiese Eicher, program director at One Wisconsin Now, one of the organizations that filed the court challenge. Then, we hear from Representative […]
On today’s episode, Carousel talks politics and local governance with Representative Terese Berceau of the Wisconsin State Assembly. Over the hour, she reflects on the changes she’s seen throughout her years of public service and offers an insider look into Wisconsin’s recent legislative session, which made national headlines.
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.
Todd Ambs talks with Kelly about the impact of the Special Session on science in Wisconsin. This extraordinary act of the Legislature, intended to reduce the power of incoming Governor Tony Evers, promises to hogtie the DNR in beuracratic red tape costing taxpayers money and slowing the critical work of state scientists. For more than […]
For today’s episode, Carousel takes a deep dive into the ins-and-outs of the legislature with guests Ron Sklansky, former senior staff attorney at the Wisconsin Legislative Council, and state senator Mark Miller. They discuss the balance of power in the legislature, the role of administrative agencies, the legislative priorities of the upcoming session, and what […]