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13 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
Abortion access in Wisconsin is hard to come by as legal experts argue over legality of 1849 ban
Today's Midday podcast covers what happens next in Wisconsin after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned abortion access protections in Roe v. Wade. Republicans argue the state's 1849 ban criminalizing abortions could go into effect, while many Dems argue newer laws supersede the 173-year-old law.
7 minutes | Jun 24, 2022
Wisconsin's 1849 law criminalizing most abortions is in effect as Supreme Court overturns Roe
Today's Midday podcast covers the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn abortion protections in Roe v. Wade, triggering Wisconsin's 1849 law that criminalizes most abortions as a Class H felony. Dem AG Josh Kaul has said he won't expend Department of Justice resources enforcing the law, but Republicans are still praising the Supreme Court ruling.
6 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
Final list of candidates for August primary shows 31 seats have one major party choice
This week's Midday podcast covers who's on the ballot for the August primary after the deadline to submit nomination signatures elapsed. The Legislature has 31 seats with only one major party listed on the ballot and three of those will have just one name.
14 minutes | Jun 8, 2022
Baldwin signals federal gun legislation likely to move forward as nation reals from mass shootings
Today's Midday podcast covers U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin's thoughts on the potential for the Senate to move ahead on background checks and red flag laws in the wake of recent mass shootings. State officials have also offered proposals to stop gun violence ranging from banning ghost guns to arming teachers.
10 minutes | May 26, 2022
RPW Convention ends without and endorsement for most candidates
Today's Midday podcast covers what happened at the Republican Party of Wisconsin Convention in Middleton over the weekend. Many of the statewide candidates looking for statewide party support didn't get it as many delegates choose the no endorsement option new for this year.
9 minutes | May 19, 2022
Republican candidates seek state party endorsement in upcoming GOP convention
13 minutes | May 6, 2022
As ghost guns grow in popularity attorney general candidates differ on regulations
Today's Midday podcast covers the rise in ghost gun popularity as President Joe Biden introduces restrictions on homemade firearms that lack serial numbers. WisPolitics intern @EleaLevin interviews Dem AG Josh Kaul, who says Wisconsin needs more restrictions while Republican AG candidates argue to protect Second Amendment rights.
8 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
Gableman's election investigation continues as Trump calls out Republicans opposed to the probe
Today's Midday podcast covers former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman's investigation into the 2020 presidential election. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos announced his office would not be shutting down the investigation after former President Donald Trump criticized Republicans in Wisconsin who are voicing concerns about the probe.
7 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
Marijuana bill gets its first public hearing on 4/20 and hits roadblocks
Today's Midday podcast covers the first public hearing on a marijuana bill since 2009 as lawmakers propose a bill that would legalize medical marijuana. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle had concerns about specifics in the bill such as who would be allowed to sell marijuana and what kinds of marijuana would be legal.
15 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
MU Law Lubar Center Research Fellow John Johnson talks Milwaukee mayoral turnout numbers
Today's Midday podcast covers turnout results from the Milwaukee mayoral race after then-acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson became the city's first elected Black mayor. Marquette University Law Lubar Center Research Fellow John Johnson says Johnson garnered widespread support from around the city to take home a historic win.
8 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
Cavalier Johnson wins race to become first elected Black mayor of Milwaukee; Other election results
Today's Midday podcast covers former Acting Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson's win to become the city's first elected Black mayor. Conservative Judge Maria Lazar also beat incumbent Lori Kornblum to become the state's new judge in the 2nd District Court of Appeals.
7 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
Milwaukee elections heating up as voting day approaches for mayoral and judicial races
Today's Midday podcast covers the wind-up before next week's Milwaukee mayoral race and the election for 2nd District Court of Appeals. Acting Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson will face former southwest side Ald. Bob Donovan as conservative Judge Maria Lazar faces liberal Judge Lori Kornblum next Tuesday.
9 minutes | Mar 22, 2022
Lincoln Hills population rises with most coming from Milwaukee following car thefts
Today's Midday podcast covers the rising population at Wisconsin's youth prison for boys, many of which are coming from Milwaukee. Milwaukee Deputy DA Elisabeth Mueller told WisPolitics.com many of those boys from Milwaukee are going to Lincoln Hills because Milwaukee has seen a sharp uptick in car-theft related crimes among juveniles.
8 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
Vos escalates his election concerns to "widespread fraud" and Evers calls him out for it
Today's Midday podcast covers Assembly Speaker Robin Vos after hearing from a group seeking to decertify the election results arguing there was widespread fraud in the election. Gov. Tony Evers at a WisPolitics.com luncheon at the Madison Club said that's one of the dumbest things he's heard Vos say.
8 minutes | Mar 10, 2022
UW Health chief quality officer says pandemic outlook positive; Health industry pandemic takeaways
Today's Midday podcast covers health care industry takeaways from the pandemic as we round the second year of COVID-19. UW Health Chief Quality Officer Dr. Jeff Pothof says Wisconsinites can at least somewhat return to normal as the omicron variant subsides.
9 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
220302Final Gableman report pushes to decertify 2020 election results, eliminate private funding
Today's Midday podcast covers Special Counsel Michael Gableman's report on what he's found so far digging into the 2020 presidential election. He said private grants to major cities, the Wisconsin Elections Commission's relationship with the Electronic Registration Information Center influenced the results of the election. He also called for a "bounty" for citizens if they take action to ensure the Elections Commission's data sharing agreements with other departments, among other things.
7 minutes | Feb 25, 2022
Session ends with Assembly approval of Lincoln Hills replacement, Bowen talks Black History Month
In today's Midday podcast, the Assembly unanimously approved a bill that would replace Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake, the state's troubled youth prisons, with a $42 million facility in Milwaukee County. Also on the floor Black Caucus members talked about their resolution to honor 33 Black Americans and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. See the resolution: www.wispolitics.com/wp-content/uplo…yResolution.pdf
6 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
Johnson, Donovan advance after Milwaukee mayoral primary
In this week's Midday podcast we cover the two winners of the Milwaukee mayoral primary election. Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson and former Ald. Bob Donovan will be on the April general election ballot. They both had some things to say about what comes next at their respective election night parties.
7 minutes | Feb 11, 2022
COVID-19 cases are trending down as hospitals work to recover from omicron
7 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
WEC approves emergency rule on missing absentee ballot envelope info
Today's Midday podcast covers the Wisconsin Elections Commission's latest move to respond to Republican concerns in the Legislature over how the 2020 presidential election was handled.
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