With 2020 elections looming on the horizon, we revisit the issue of gerrymandering and the fight for fair maps with Wisconsin State Representative Dianne Hesselbein for today’s episode. She offers updates on AB 303, the nonpartisan redistricting reform bill proposed by the state legislature. With fair maps in place, Rep. Hesselbein says, “Nobody can rig […]
Earlier this year, we spoke with Representative Jimmy Anderson about his request to Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos for reasonable accommodations related to his disability. For today’s episode, Ali is joined in the studio by Rep. Anderson to get updates about his ongoing fight for accommodations and his work in the state legislature. Representative Jimmy […]
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) recently denied Representative Jimmy Anderson’s (D-Fitchburg) request to phone in to committee meetings. Rep. Anderson, who is paralyzed from the chest down, argues that the Americans with Disabilities Act requires the State Legislature to provide accommodations. The situation has sparked a broader conversation about disability rights, which is the […]
January 5th marked the start of a new legislative session! What can we expect over the next two years? What does the legislature have planned for the next couple of months? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
Tim Slekar, the dean of the School of Education at Edgewood College, joins Buzz host Jonathan Zarov to discuss the State Legislature’s attack on inquiry, free thought, and academic freedom.
MADISON (WORT) — At ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, Republican Scott Walker was sworn in for his second term as Wisconsin’s governor. Dylan Brogan reports.