Republican Reaction To Governor’s Budget, State Budget Addresses Child Care And Family Challenges

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A cloudy sky is seen behind the Wisconsin State Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We hear from a state representative about changes that he and his Republican colleagues want to make to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ proposed state budget. Then, we check in with the Department of Children and Families secretary about her agency’s state budget requests and other issues.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Angelo Bautista Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Mark Born Guest
  • Emilie Amundson Guest