The Power Of Robin Vos, Inflation Versus Social Security

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Clouds and a blue sky are the backdrop for the Wisconsin State Capitol
The Wisconsin state Capitol on Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

A journalist argues Wisconsin’s Assembly Speaker has been able to wield considerable indirect governing authority — we talk to him about how. And an AARP leader talks about how older people living on fixed incomes could be affected by rising prices during the pandemic.

Featured in this Show

  • A Look At How Speaker Robin Vos Is Thwarting The Evers Agenda

    A lengthy piece in Politico called Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos a “shadow governor” for using his party’s majority to block much of what Gov. Tony Evers wants to do. We look at how Vos has been using his leadership role and how it’s affected the state.

  • How Inflation Is Impacting People Living On Social Security

    Prices are rising as the pandemic economy works through shortages and supply chain disruptions; so how is that impacting people living on Social Security? We talk to the advocacy director of AARP-Wisconsin about the issue and an anticipated cost of living increase coming next year to Social Security.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Daniel Vock Guest
  • Lisa Lamkins Guest