In December of 2018, Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, both Republicans, called the lame duck Wisconsin Legislature into extraordinary session to vote on bills that curtailed the powers of incoming Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul. “Extraordinary Sessions” are a tool the Wisconsin Legislature has used periodically […]
With the Wisconsin spring election coming up tomorrow, we take a look at voter-related issues with Erin Grunze and Eileen Newcomer from the League of Women Voters. Over the course of the hour, they cover the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, gerrymandering and redistricting, the Fair Maps Coalition, LWV’s involvement in the lawsuit against Wisconsin’s […]
The 2018 general midterm election in the United States will be held on Tuesday, November 6. In the meantime, there’s a lot that we as voters need to keep track of before we head to the polls. Get all the info on today’s episode! Our guests are Eileen Newcomer, voter education coordinator of the League of Women […]
The U.S. Supreme court ruled unanimously that the 12 Democratic voters challenging how the state draws legislative maps didn’t have legal ability to do. The court says the plaintiffs were affected by their district, but not by the map as a whole. The court ruling gives the plaintiffs a chance to continue their case […]
Social policy, good government, and protection of natural resources — and you thought all the League of Women Voters did was get the vote for women. Andrea Kaminski, secretary of the Wisconsin branch of the League of Women Voters, talks about their work at the national and local level.
The spring election is tomorrow! First up, Madison School Board candidate Kate Toews joins Patty to discuss her run for seat six against Ali Muldrow. Later, Andrea Kaminski, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, talks about the election and the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee public hearings. The first public hearing […]