Last week state lawmakers passed several bills in a lame-duck extraordinary session that will give the legislature more authority, a move that takes place a month before Governor-elect Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul are set to take office. Writer and journalist Dan Kaufman was in Madison to follow this extraordinary session, and he joins us to contextualize the flurry of lame-duck lawmaking, following his recent piece in the New York Times about the session.
Dan Kaufman is a Madison native, and now resides in New York. He’s the author of the book The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics, which chronicles the past eight years of conservative rule in Wisconsin. He’s also a musician, and plays guitar in the band Barbez.