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Broadband spending debates continue as Evers announces $100M grant program

Today's Midday podcast covers who wants to spend how much of whose dollars on expanding broadband access across the state. Gov. Evers announced a...

New CDC COVID-19 guidelines and vaccination effort updates

Today's Midday podcast covers new mask-wearing CDC guidelines for vaccinated and unvaccinated people and what the future of the state's effort looks like as...

Former Wisconsin congressman joins possible split from GOP

Today's Midday podcast covers former 8th Congressional District Representative Reid Ribble announcing he will join a group of about 100 former and current elected...

Bills advance through Assembly and Senate floor sessions

Today's Midday podcast covers a sampling of bills making their way through the Legislature. The Senate advanced a series of police reform bills and...

Half of Wisconsin’s House delegates push for nearly $150M in earmark projects

Today's Midday podcast covers four members of Wisconsin's House delegation requesting nearly $150 million in earmarks since both national party caucuses agreed to bring...

State begins local targeting of COVID-19 vaccinations

Today's Midday podcast covers vaccinations starting to slow and local county health departments beginning “hand-to-hand combat” to reach herd immunity. For more of the...

Tourism industry faces labor shortage

Today's Midday podcast covers Wisconsin’s tourism hubs, which are expecting a flood of visitors to enjoy the state’s recreation, food and event offerings. But...

Speaker’s Task Force on Racial Disparities talk future of police reform

Today's Midday podcast covers Assembly co-chairs of the task force just released recommendations for improving policing and racial justice in Wisconsin. They say lawmakers...

GOP ready to appeal decision voiding legal contracts for redistricting

Today's Midday podcast covers the Dane County judge who voided two contracts GOP legislative leaders signed that put taxpayers on the hook for more...

New law requires school curriculums to cover Holocaust

Today's Midday podcast covers Evers approving SB 69, creating Wisconsin Act 30, alongside Jewish community advocates and state lawmakers from both sides of the...

Trade experts support R&D investments, deals to bolster ag industry

Today's Midday podcast covers the Endless Frontier Act investments, which could help the U.S. beat China in tech. And existing tariffs could give the...

Evers vetoes GOP’s 11-bill package on COVID relief spending

Today's Midday podcast covers Gov. Tony Evers veto of 11 GOP-authored bills that would have directed how to spend federal money from the latest...

Task force backs limited ban on police chokeholds, penalties for ignoring excessive force

Today's Midday podcast covers the Speaker's Task Force on Racial Disparities's recommendation to ban police chokeholds except in "life-threatening situations or in self defense"...

Foxconn could get up to $29.1M from state for 2020 under new deal

Today's Midday podcast covers a new deal with Foxconn, which would make the company have to show it had at least 481 full-time employees...

As legalization stalls, local governments tackle marijuana policy

Today's Midday podcast covers some local units of government making moves to decriminalize marijuana as progress at the state level appears unlikely. Nearly a...
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