State News Roundup, Bucks D-League In Oshkosh, CEO Pay Versus Average Workers

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Senator Ron Johnson, a critic of the recent federal health care bill, vows he’s not giving up on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. We hear about his plans and recap other top Wisconsin stories of the week. The Milwaukee Bucks development league team, The Herd, is making Oshkosh its home. A sports reporter talks about the impact the team will have on the area. We also look at a new study showing that CEO pay compared to that of the average worker in a company remains extremely high by historical standards.

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  • State News Roundup For Friday, July 21, 2017

    This week in Washington D.C. Senate Republicans dropped another attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act. But U.S. Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin says he’s not giving up. Johnson has been a vocal critic of the way the bill has been handled and of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. A statewide news editor joins us to talk about the Wisconsin angle of this national story and to round up the other top Wisconsin news from the past week.

  • Wisconsin Herd NBA Development Team Lands In Oshkosh

    We hear from a reporter about the Wisconsin Herd NBA development team, and the decision to make Oshkosh their home.

  • Report Finds CEO-To-Worker Compensation Gap is 271-To-1

    A new study from the Economic Policy Institute found that compensation of the nation’s top CEO’s is 271 times the typical worker’s annual average pay. We’ll talk to the report’s author who says the gap narrowed since last year, but we still have a long way to go.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Karl Christenson Producer
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Nate Beck Guest
  • Lawrence Mishel Guest

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