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December 16, 2016

Lautenschlager On Resignation Of State Ethics Commissioner

Peg Lautenschlager is a former state attorney general and now chair of the state ethics commission. The member who resigned was a Democratic appointee to the new agency, which recently replaced the nonpartisan Government Accountability Board. The commissioner resigning, Robert Kinney, said in his resignation letter the new model requires "too much secrecy and too little transparency."

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December 16, 2016

UW-Madison Professor Breaks Down Russian Hacking Situation

Theodore Gerber is a professor of sociology and an expert on Russia. He said Russian cyber involvement in the 2016 presidential election is a serious, but unsurprising development. He said Russian authorities have a history of tapping into other countries elections as well as their own to change results.

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December 16, 2016

Here and Now #1525 - Full Episode

UW-Madison professor and Russia expert Theodore Gerber talks about hacking from Russia, U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan and Glenn Grothman talk about the news in Washington ahead of the beginning of the Trump administration and state Ethics Commission Chair Peg Lautenschlager talks about the resignation of one of the groups Democratic members.

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December 16, 2016

U.S. Rep. Pocan Talks About The Latest In Washington

Pocan talks about what he expects after the inauguration in January. Pocan said the Democrats in Congress are "in action" and will be putting out legislation that express their views despite the new administration.

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December 9, 2016

Democrat Wants Fix To 'Unsustainable' Transportation Funding

State Rep. Debra Kolste, D-Janesville, says lawmakers need to figure out a long-term funding source for state infrastructure. Republicans have been clashing on the issue in recent weeks, with Assembly Republican leaders saying the state should consider increasing revenues and Gov. Scott Walker ruling out an increase in the gas tax or fees, unless taxes are cut by the same amount elsewhere.

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December 9, 2016

Berry Explains His Take On State Transportation Funding

Todd Berry is the president of the Wisconsin Taxpayer's Alliance. He says Wisconsin needs to stop borrowing for transportation, but the proposed budget calls for $500 million of borrowing for state transportation infrastructure.

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December 9, 2016

Madison Superintendent Describes New Pathways Program

The Pathways Program will allow students in Madison public schools to pursue individual areas of interest. Students will be able to work in and explore the community and learn more about future career options for after graduation.

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December 9, 2016

Here and Now #1524 - Full Episode

Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, and Rep. Debra Kolste, D-Janesville, discuss transportation funding in the next state budget, President of Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance gives his nonpartisan take on the same issue and Madison Public Schools Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham describes a new program to help students graduate with a post graduation plan.

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December 9, 2016

State Rep. Nygren Talks About Funding For State Roads

Nygren, R-Marinette, is a member of the transportation committee and a co-chair of the joint finance committee. Gov. Scott Walker has asked legislators to plan not to raise taxes in the 2017-19 biennial budget, but some are saying the state's roads need more state funds.

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December 2, 2016

Former DNR Secretary George Mayer On Reorganization

George Meyer is now the executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation. He worked in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for 32 years. He expressed his concern for how the changes might affect the environment.

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