State Capitol Report: Pardoning felons, new Democratic Assembly Rep

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The Rally for Fair Maps demonstration at the state Capitol on Monday, May 17, 2021, in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We learn about the behind-the-scenes action that goes into criminal pardons granted by the governor. Then, we hear from a first-term Democratic state representative from Brookfield.

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    Wisconsin’s pardon power went unused during Gov. Scott Walker’s eight years in office, but Gov. Tony Evers has enthusiastically revived it. We talk to journalists from PBS Wisconsin and Wisconsin Public Radio who examined the complicated history of pardons and their future.

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    We talk with Rep. Sara Rodriguez, a first-term Democrat representing parts of Waukesha County, about the state response to the pandemic and what needs to be done to improve Wisconsin’s redistricting system.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Laurel White Guest
  • Murv Seymour Guest
  • Sara Rodriguez Guest

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