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Midday

Dem Mandela Barnes announces bid for already crowded 2022 U.S. Senate race

Today's Midday podcast covers Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes announcing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate Democratic Primary, bringing the total to eight Dems. Barnes...

Dem AG Kaul praises opioid settlement proposal as GOP candidates look to take his...

Today's Midday podcast covers a joint settlement proposal between Purdue Pharma and 15 states that would bring millions to Wisconsin to fight the opioid...

Dem U.S. Senate candidates push ahead as Johnson pushes back against health care community

Today's Midday podcast covers what six Dems looking to take U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson's seat had to say about providing health care for all...

Evers signs four police bills as eight others head to Senate

Today's Midday podcast covers four police policy overhaul bills signed into law by Gov. Tony Evers that primarily deal with police use of force...

Immigration reform could mean big changes for Wisconsin

Today's Midday podcast covers various aspects of immigration reform as lawmakers in Congress battle over what to do with those already in the country,...

Update on Wisconsin National Guard role throughout the pandemic

Today's Midday podcast covers a variety of roles Wisconsin National Guard soldiers filled throughout the pandemic. From administering more COVID-19 tests than any other...

Marquette University will require student vaccinations while UW schools will not

Today's Midday podcast covers student vaccination requirements for Marquette University and the UW System. Marquette students will be required to get vaccinated by August,...

Gov. Evers announces reelection bid as Republicans mount opposition

Today's Midday podcast covers Gov. Tony Evers' announcement he will run for a second term using many of the same campaign pillars that won...

JFC Republicans propose spending in similar areas to Gov. Evers’ budget, but not as...

Today's Midday podcast covers Joint Finance Committee proposals to spend taxpayer dollars on many of the same areas Evers called for in his budget,...

U.S. Senate candidates take aim at Ron Johnson’s seat

Today's Midday podcast covers Democratic U.S. Senate candidates who want to take control of Johnson's seat as he nears the end of his second...

WEDC CEO Missy Hughes says workforce shortage is a complex issue

Today's Midday podcast covers Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes acknowledging that some businesses are having a hard time finding help...

GOP lawmakers push to ban transgender girls from competing in girl sports

Assembly and Senate committees heard several mostly-Republican backed bills that would ban transgender girls from competing in girl sports in K-12 and collegiate competitions....

Republicans and business leaders push to end extended UI payments

Today's Midday podcast covers Senate Republicans and business owners arguing a bill that would end a federal boost to unemployment benefits would help address...

Nass slams proposals to end UW System tuition freeze, president pushes back

Today's Midday podcast covers state Sen. Steve Nass slamming the idea of ending the tuition freeze for the UW System that's been in place...

Lawmaker travel saw sharp drop amid pandemic

Today's Midday podcast covers only 15 state legislators, who last year reported attending conferences or speaking at seminars, a sharp drop from 2019 numbers....
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