Today, St. Croix County Judge R. Michael Waterman upheld Governor Evers’ statewide mask mandate after a challenge by a conservative law firm. The Republican-backed lawsuit was heavily criticized by state Democrats, who say Republican lawmakers aren’t taking responsibility during the ongoing pandemic. In his ruling upholding the mask mandate today, St. Croix County Judge R. […]
The Milwaukee Bucks went on strike during their playoff game yesterday, protesting the Kenosha police shooting of Jacob Blake on Sunday. The Bucks’ players issued a statement demanding the police officers responsible for the shooting be held accountable. They also called for the state legislature to take up a package of police reform bills next […]
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!