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Anchored by Frederica Freyberg, Here and Now is Wisconsin's weekly in-depth news and public affairs program where civic and political leaders provide context to the issues at the forefront of life in Wisconsin. 


June 24, 2016

Ross And Esenerg Discuss New Report On Act 10

Scot Ross is the executive director of One Wisconsin Now. Rick Esenberg is president and general counsel of Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, the organization which conducted the report. The report found there have been few impacts on the state's eduction workforce since the act's passage.

June 24, 2016

Waukesha To Draw Water From Lake Michigan

The first of-its-kind vote happened at this week's Great Lakes hearing. Some have criticized the decision for promoting suburban growth. Others, including Gov. Scott Walker, insist the decision is instead a step for public health.

June 24, 2016

Hilgenburg On DNR Audit And Hearing

Terry Hilgenburg is the Department of Natural Resource's board chairman. The Legislative Audit Bureau found the department has sent notices to only a small percentage of wastewater facilities and concentrated animal feeding operation that could be committing violations.

June 24, 2016

Meyer Smith Talks About DNR Audit Bureau Report

Amber Meyer Smith is the director of programs and government relations at Clean Wisconsin. The findings of the Legislative Audit Bureau report on the department's handling of the state's wastewater centers could have significant implications for the environment.

June 24, 2016

Here and Now #1499 – Full Episode

Scot Ross and Rick Esenberg discuss report on effects of Act 10 on state's education workforce. Terry Hilgenberg and Amber Meyer Smith on the Department of Natural Resources audit and recent hearing. Frederica Freyberg reports on recent vote to divert water from Lake Michigan to Waukesha.

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