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September 16, 2016

Here and Now #1512 — Full Episode

UW professor Ken Mayer on federal campaign finance laws, reporter Ed Pilkington talks about about his breaking story about leaked John Doe documents, Tunnel and Turnpike Association CEO Patrick Jones on the prospect of toll roads in Wisconsin and Frank Frassetto, with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, on an increase in credit card theft at gas stations.

September 16, 2016

Wisconsin Struggles With Gas Station Credit Card Theft

Frank Frassetto is with the state Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. The criminal trend involves robbers installing devices inside gas pumps that collect credit card information. The devices are hard to spot and have been discovered around the state.

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September 16, 2016

Lawmakers Considering Adding Tolls To State Roads

Patrick Jones is the CEO of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association. Wisconsin currently has no toll roads, but some lawmakers are considering tolls to increase state revenue. GOP leadership has recently said the idea is "on the table."

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September 16, 2016

Mayer Breaks Down Federal Campaign Finance Laws

Ken Mayer is a professor of political science at UW-Madison. The Guardian published an article this week that brought to light more details on Gov. Scott Walker's close relationship with corporate donors and the role of the Wisconsin Club for Growth. Mayer discusses the legal implications of the revelations.

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September 16, 2016

Guardian Reporter On John Doe Documents Story

Ed Pilkington's story this week shed light on Wisconsin John Doe Investigations. Leaked court documents show in better detail Gov. Scott Walker's relationship with corporate money and serve as an example of the role of that money in politics around the country.

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September 9, 2016

Clinton Spokesperson On Candidate In Wisconsin

Drummond is the spokesperson for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's Wisconsin campaign. Clinton stopped in North Carolina Thursday where she responded to several of Donald Trump's comments on the military and foreign policy. The presidential candidates now have less than two months until the election.

September 9, 2016

Peterson Explains Affordable Care Act Premium Increases

Bobby Peterson is the executive director of ABC for Health. Many insurers on the federal marketplace in Wisconsin are seeking double digit rate increases, including one health plan that wants to raise prices by almost 38 percent.

September 9, 2016

Wisconsin Women For Trump Member Defends Candidate

Sue Lynch is from La Crosse and a member of the organization. Republican nominee for president Donald Trump appeared on the same stage as Clinton this week to talk about foreign policy and national security. Trump announced names of the Wisconsin Women for Trump group late this summer.

September 9, 2016

Gary Johnson On Presidential Campaign

Johnson is running as the Libertarian Party candidate for president. He was in Wisconsin on a campaign stop this month. He describes his reservations about the other candidates and the importance of third parties.

September 9, 2016

ITT Tech Closes Doors In Wisconsin Locations

The shutdown surprised students and interrupted their degree plans. But state regulator David Dies with the Wisconsin Education Approval Board are less surprised by the announcement. His office is now working to clean up the fall out from the closures.