State Capitol Report: Republican senator’s take on state budget, Wisconsin’s plan for $1 billion in broadband funding

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Wisconsin State Capitol at night
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A Republican state senator from northern Wisconsin explains what he thinks of the state’s recent moves on schools funding and tax cuts. Then, we look at how $1 billion in federal funding could improve the state’s internet infrastructure.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Sen. Romaine Quinn Guest
  • Chris Meyer Guest

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