State Capitol Report: Improving water quality, Polling voters on abortion

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People walk in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol
The Wisconsin State Capitol on Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We examine how state lawmakers are addressing water quality concerns in Wisconsin. Then, two community leaders discuss efforts to poll voters on abortion laws and bring attention to other issues, such as affordable housing, in the state Capitol.

Featured in this Show

  • Where Wisconsin stands on clean water

    Gov. Tony Evers this week announced a $10 million grant program for treating contaminated drinking wells. We talk with the lawmakers who led the Speaker’s Task Force on Water Quality for an update on Wisconsin’s water goals.

  • Community leaders weigh abortion referendums, local issues

    Several Wisconsin communities have approved advisory referendums asking voters to offer their views on the state’s 1849 abortion ban. Two community leaders join the program to discuss the effort and other priorities for state lawmakers.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Todd Novak Guest
  • Katrina Shankland Guest
  • Monica Kruse Guest
  • Natalia Taft Guest