State Capitol Report: Republican senator explains legislation, Elections administrator gives feedback on voting proposals

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The Wisconsin State Capitol at night from a distance
Joe Tarr/ Wisconsin Public Radio

We talk with a state Republican senator about his proposals to limit outside funding of elections and bar race in awarding student financial aid. Then we check in with the state’s elections administrator to get her take on a slate of proposed bills that would change how the state runs elections.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Avery Lea Rogers Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Eric Wimberger Guest
  • Meagan Wolfe Guest