On Monday, Assembly Republicans introduced a new bill to prevent a future backlog of sexual assault kits. That bill is similar to a bipartisan bill introduced last May, which is […]
In May of 2019, eight states, including Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas and Utah have passed laws banning abortions that occur in the first or second trimester. The […]
The state of politics in our nation can feel overwhelming as our political parties become more polarized and issues have become more heated. However, today we are reminded of the power […]
January 3rd, 2017 is Inauguration for the 2017-18 Wisconsin State Legislature. Four of Dane County’s State Representatives join Carousel Bayrd today to preview the upcoming session. Guests include: State Rep. […]
State lawmakers heard public testimony this week on a controversial bill that would penalize local law enforcement for not fully cooperating with federal immigration authorities. The bill’s author suggests that so-called “Sanctuary Cities” like Madison have loose immigration enforcement standards that may provide cover for dangerous undocumented criminals. Immigrant rights advocates in Madison expressed concern that the measure would only drive undocumented immigrants into the shadows, while the Madison Police Chief was puzzled about why legislators considered Madison a “sanctuary” in the first place. Darien Lamen reports.
Why has the WI GOP advanced a bill that will control how people on welfare eat? Is in necessary to drug test all welfare recipients? What changes are coming to the FoodShare program? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!