State Capitol Report: Canceling student loan debt, Firing Justice Gableman

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First, we chat with the Wisconsin state treasurer about President Biden’s plan to cancel some college students’ debt. Then, we check in with a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter about why Justice Michael Gableman was canned in the 2020 election probe and what it means for our democracy.

Featured in this Show

  • Wisconsin state treasurer talks student loan forgiveness

    The Department of Education says more than 43 million Americans have federal government student loans. Last week, President Joe Biden announced the cancelation of up to $20,000 in student debt for some borrowers. The Wisconsin state treasurer shares her perspective on the plan.

  • What's next after the termination of Michael Gableman?

    More than a year after creating the Office of Special Counsel to investigate election fraud, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos fired former state Supreme Court justice Michael Gableman. We talk to a state politics reporter on Gableman’s new job and influence over the past 13 months.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Sarah Godlewski Guest
  • Molly Beck Guest

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