Overhauling Unemployment, Splitting Wisconsin’s Electoral College Votes

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We hear about possibilities for overhauling Wisconsin’s unemployment benefits system. Then, we discuss changing how Wisconsin awards Electoral College votes for presidential elections.

Featured in this Show

  • Lawmakers Debate Upgrading Unemployment System

    Earlier this year, Gov. Tony Evers called for a special session to address major problems with the state’s unemployment system. But Republicans balked at the governor’s proposals. We discuss Wisconsin’s unemployment system with the leader of the state agency that oversees it.

  • Should Wisconsin Change How It Awards Electoral College Votes?

    State Rep. Gary Tauchen (R-Bonduel) wants to award the state’s Electoral College votes by congressional district, instead of the current winner-take-all system. We ask why he wants to make that change for presidential elections and about his thoughts on the state pandemic response.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Amy Pechacek Guest
  • Rep. Gary Tauchen Guest