The Wisconsin State Assembly met Wednesday to pass a variety of bi-partisan assembly bills, from loosening hunting restrictions to allowing hair braiding without a license. But the later half of the session was overtaken by debate on whether to honor the late conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Wednesday’s session began with asking for a moment […]
The state Senate passed a COVID-19 relief package today. Governor Evers signed the bill into law shortly after its approval on the Senate floor The fight for a COVID-19 relief bill pitted the governor’s office against state Republicans. Weeks ago, Governor Evers introduced two relief packages to the republican-held assembly, which were not taken up. […]
It’s a busy time for legislators at the Capitol. In the first half of the hour, Carousel Bayrd explores a bill, currently in reconciliation, that would open up a large chunk of Wisconsin’s wetlands to development. With Carousel to explain the importance of wetlands, and how this bill would change Wisconsin’s wetland landscape, is Ryan Billingham, […]
Support is growing for legalizing the commercial production of industrial hemp in Wisconsin. Minnesota, Michigan, and Illinois have passed similar legislation, and Wisconsin is following suit. Wisconsin State Senator Patrick Testin, R-Stevens Point, and State Representative Jess Kremer, R-Kewaskum, co-wrote the bill, and it is gaining bipartisan support. In 2014, the U.S. house passed […]
What has our country done to protect women and ensure gender equality in the workplace? Why do some working women have a full panoply of rights while others have few or none at all? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
What’s new in the case of Sergeant Bergdahl? Did he intend to desert the Army permanently? Did he really intend to join the Taliban or assist the enemy? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!