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May 19, 2017

Republican State Rep. Joe Sanfelippo details two bills that target serious juvenile crime.

May 19, 2017

Republican State Rep. Joe Sanfelippo is the primary sponsor of two juvenile crime bills that would expand the list of crimes a minor could be incarcerated for and extend the length of time a minor could be sentenced for a crime. He said the bills would target the serious and habitual offenders. He notes the juvenile code needs a complete overhaul because minors today commit more violent crimes.

May 19, 2017

Democratic Rep. Evan Goyke is critical of two proposed bills that would expand the list of crimes a minor could be incarcerated for and extend the length of time a minor could be sentenced. "They are addressing a crime problem in the reverse order," Goyke says, noting the juvenile incarceration system has a lot of flaws that need fixing before more kids are funneled in.

May 19, 2017

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald describes the EF2 tornado that ripped through Chetek and Barron County on May 16, killing one and injuring 25 others. "It's nothing that I've ever seen in my 20 years in law enforcement," he says. “Where there's supposed to be houses and trailers, there's absolutely nothing.” It damaged 31 properties in 10 miles. Volunteers are aiding the recovery effort.

May 19, 2017

As the partisan firestorm rages in Washington, we discuss politics in Wisconsin with Republican Bill McCoshen of Capitol Consultants and Democrat Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now. “If you look at the SS Trump, the only difference ... is there were life boats on the Titanic,” Ross says. McCoshen disagrees. “[Trump] has to get his agenda done. … I think 2018 can be a very good year for Republicans."

May 19, 2017

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan tells the press why he supports the appointment of former FBI director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation into possible ties between the President Trump and Russia. “I believe that the professionals of the Justice Department need to do their jobs independently, objectively and thoroughly,” Ryan said.

May 19, 2017

A new state audit of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation found improvements in its loan contracts. However, the audit also shows the amount of potentially uncollectable loans has significantly increased in the last two years.

May 19, 2017

Watch the entire episode of Here & Now on May 19, 2017.

May 12, 2017

Steve Levitan is this years commencement speaker at UW-Madison. The former badger is best known for creating the hit TV show Modern Family.

May 12, 2017

Joint Finance Co-Chair, Alberta Darling, talks self-insurance for state employees, challenge of funding Wisconsin’s roads. WPR’s, Shawn Johnson, talks about why the majority in the Senate and the Assembly are at odds with each other. State Rep. Lisa Subeck, D-Madison, talks about proposed bills that would aid the homeless, and School Principal, Mike Hernandez, talks about the benefits of students.

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