You voted—now what? Spend some time processing this very strange post-election time with us on today’s show, where Ali Muldrow celebrates local victories and hosts three of last night’s Wisconsin winners: Rep. Francesca Hong, Sen. Kelda Roys, and Rep. Melissa Sargent. Responding to listener calls and comments, they cover a wide range of topics including […]
In today’s 8 O’Clock Buzz Ex-PO hour, Jerome Dillard speaks with Melissa Sargent, candidate for the 16th District Senate seat vacated by Mark Miller. The discussion focuses on her work on social justice issues, investing in people and opportunities rather than punishment, disproportionate rates of arrest for people of color, legalization of cannabis, and more.
Today, the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority Board walked out of an open meeting attended by representatives of the new UW Nurses Union. The Board allowed members of the union to speak for fifteen minutes before voting to move into a closed session. The Board released a statement last month saying that, because of Act […]
Yesterday, lawmakers in the State Assembly passed a bill that was first introduced less than two weeks ago. Parts of the bill are identical to rape kit legislation introduced last year, that had bipartisan support. But the new bill has a few GOP “poison pills” that Assembly Democrats are unwilling to swallow. One new component […]
Democratic State Representative Melissa Sargent of Madison has tried for years to create certain exceptions under Wisconsin’s sales and use tax for products such as diapers, undergarments for incontinence, and feminine hygiene products. Yesterday, Sargent re-introduced bills from previous years as a combined piece of legislation, this time with more bipartisan support. “This is exciting […]
On May 31, 2019, the Illinois House of Representatives voted 66-47 to approve a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Illinois. The House vote followed a bipartisan state senate vote of 38-17 in favor. The bill now heads to the desk of Governor J.B. Pritzker, who has said he will sign […]