State Capitol Report: Wisconsin News Roundup, Bipartisan Bill Penalizes Damaging Pipelines

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A state politics reporter joins us to discuss the Wisconsin Supreme Court hearings, the special session of gun legislation, UW-System leadership changes and more. Then, Representative Jason Fields, a Democrat from Milwaukee joins us to talk about a bill he’s co-sponsoring. The legislation penalizes damage to oil or gas pipelines.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Molly Beck Guest
  • Jason Fields Guest

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