Dane County leadership introduced fourteen new criminal justice reform measures today. Put forward by County Board Chair Analiese Eicher and Supervisor Shelia Stubbs, the reforms would create new jail diversion programs, amend charging and sentencing procedures and establish new transparency policies for Dane County’s police. The proposals are the result of years of study by […]
In this November 15th edition we review the City’s budget deliberations and the Fire Chief’s call for a ninth ambulance, a student protest in support of DACA, Governor Tony Evers’ order to promote diversity in state government, and confusion surrounding a Lafayette County resolution some say amounts to a gag order.
Governor Tony Evers signed an executive order yesterday that will beef up the State’s diversity training. “I want to make clear that my administration and I are committed to making Wisconsin more equitable, just, and inclusive place for everyone,” says Evers. “We need to make sure that everyone’s voices are heard and our shared values […]
Today, Democrats at the state capitol announced a package of bills that would decriminalize marijuana possession up to 28 grams — almost an ounce of weed. State Representative Shelia Stubbs of Madison is a co-author of the bills. She says the current laws are leading to the mass incarceration of black men. “African-American men have […]
For today’s show, Ali spends the hour with Shelia Stubbs for a wide-ranging conversation about her varied career as a former probation and parole agent, a pastor, a member of the Dane County Board of Supervisors, and now representative of the 77th district in the Wisconsin State Assembly—and what it means to serve the community […]
In the last installment of her month-long series on the topic of forgiveness, what forgiveness means to all different people, and “unforgive-mess,” Wednesday host Lilada Gee talks about restorative justice as a form of forgiveness. Her guests are District 23 Supervisor Shelia Stubbs, and Ron Johnson, Coordinator for the Dane County Community Restorative Courts. And, […]