Update On Family Reunification Process, Governor Evers Proposes Changes To Statewide Cannabis Laws

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In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers voices opposition to a Republican-authored income tax cut bill, saying he favors his plan which would all-but eliminate a manufacturing tax credit in Madison, Wis. Evers said Monday, Feb. 18, that his budget will include proposals to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use and legalize medical marijuana.(Scott Bauer/AP Photo, File)

Governor Evers has announced that his state budget will include a proposal to legalize medical marijuana and decriminalize possession of the drug. We take a look at how this path compares to other states who have reformed their marijuana laws. We also check in on what’s happened with family reunification for children that were taken from their parents at the border last year and we take a look at a top news story.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Erin Barbato Guest
  • Laurel White Guest
  • John Hudak Guest