State Capitol Report: Middleton Democrat proposes gun buyback program, Highlights from recent environmental news

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Wisconsin State Capitol from the street.
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This week on State Capitol Report, we speak with a first-term Democratic legislator about a proposed gun buyback program. Then, a WPR reporter discusses the Republican-controlled state Senate rejecting four appointees to the Natural Resources Board.

Featured in this Show

  • First-term Democratic state legislator outlines priorities

    Middleton Democrat Alex Joers won election to the state Assembly last year. Since taking office in January, he has co-authored bills to create a gun buyback program and increase pay for child care providers. He joins us to talk about his legislative priorities as a member of the Assembly minority.

  • State lawmakers propose environmental policies on wolves, PFAS

    Wisconsin Public Radio’s environmental reporter recaps recent developments addressing the state’s wolf population, Natural Resources Board appointees and how water bottle companies avoid testing for toxic PFAS chemicals.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Avery Lea Rogers Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Alex Joers Guest
  • Danielle Kaeding Guest

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