State Capitol Report: Redistricting And Medicaid Expansion, Eliminating Tipped Wages In Restaurants

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Clouds and a blue sky are seen behind the Wisconsin State Capitol
The Wisconsin state Capitol on Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We hear the latest on plans for redistricting and possible Medicaid expansion from WPR’s Capitol Bureau Chief Shawn Johnson. Then, state Rep. Francesca Hong joins us to discuss why she wants to eliminate the restaurant worker minimum wage.

Featured in this Show

  • Redistricting Update And Another Attempt By Gov. Evers At Medicaid Expansion

    Gov. Tony Evers recently released another plan to expand Medicaid in Wisconsin that would bring in $1 billion in federal funding. We discuss the proposal and its politics. Then, we get the latest in the long process to redraw Wisconsin’s legislative district maps.

  • Eliminating Tipped Wages And Helping Restaurants

    The restaurant industry was one of the hardest hit by the pandemic. We talk to a lawmaker from Madison — who’s also a chef and restaurant owner — about how the Legislature can help. And we find out why she would like to get rid of the tipped minimum wage, which is currently $2.33 an hour.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Steven Potter Technical Director
  • Shawn Johnson Guest
  • Rep. Francesca Hong Guest

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