State Capitol Report: The state of Wisconsin’s transportation system, A proposal to license dental therapists

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The sun shines through leaves in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol.
The Wisconsin State Capitol on Oct. 4, 2023, in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

The Department of Transportation secretary talks about infrastructure needs and legislative proposals. Then, the lobby that advocates for community health centers pushes for proposals to lower the cost of dental care.

Featured in this Show

  • Update on Wisconsin's highway projects

    After a busy travel holiday, Wisconsin’s secretary of transportation updates us on the state of our transportation infrastructure and road construction projects. And we hear about a bill the Legislature is considering to allow logging trucks to carry heavier loads on roads near the Michigan border.

  • Legislative proposals aimed at lowering dental care cost

    Many people lack dental insurance and out-of-pocket dental care can cost thousands of dollars a year. We talk with a lobbyist from the Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association about proposals to license dental therapists, with the goal of lowering costs.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Craig Thompson Guest
  • Richelle Andrae Guest