State Capitol Report: Takeaways from party conventions, Bill pushes harsher penalties for people who sell drugs

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Mindy Fude and Steve Walker raise the Pride Flag at the state Capitol.
Mindy Fude and Steve Walker raise the Pride Flag at the Wisconsin State Capitol, Thursday, June 1, 2023, in Madison, Wis. Morry Gash/AP Photo

This month both the Democratic and Republican parties held their conventions around the state. We have two reporters on the key takeaways. Then, a representative from eastern Wisconsin discusses a slew of legislation including harsher penalties for people who sell drugs.

Featured in this Show

  • Democrats and Republicans set courses at state conventions

    Democrats held their state party convention June 10-11 in Green Bay. The Republicans met this past weekend in La Crosse. We hear from two reporters who attended the events about the parties’ contrasting visions and priorities heading into the fall and 2024, another big election year.

  • Waukesha lawmaker pushes to increase penalties for reckless overdose homicides, restrict books deemed 'obscene'

    A bill to increase penalties for people involved in drug overdose deaths passed the Assembly on a voice vote this month. The author of the bill explains why he wants to increase these penalties and why he’s pushing to charge school staff who allow students to access materials deemed inappropriate.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Jessie Opoien Guest
  • Representative Scott Allen Guest

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