“Capitol COVID crisis” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

“Capitol COVID crisis” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

The GOP war on public health continues in Wisconsin with Republican legislative leaders appealing to the right-wing Wisconsin Supreme Court to overturn the Governor’s stay at home order and inciting dangerous protests at the state capitol scheduled for Friday. We welcome attorney Mark Thomsen, who specializes in medical malpractice and nursing home neglect, to discuss Speaker Vos’s repugnant amendment to COVID-19 relief legislation which could make it impossible to sue for any kind of nursing home abuse. The amendment was shamefully introduced on behalf of the WI Hospital Association, WI Medical Society, and WI Assisted Living Association. We close with a look at this fall’s state legislative elections and why they are so important to the healthy and prosperity of Wisconsin.

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26 million have sought US jobless aid since the virus hit
Lawmakers advance small business relief bill without extra cash for states.
Wisconsin sees jump in coronavirus cases as golf courses plan to open and some local leaders map out how to ease restrictions.
Despite rejected permit, organizers forge ahead with Friday rally in Madison to reopen state.
What’s going on with Reopen Wisconsin? The right-wing interests, government employees and healthcare workers in the private Facebook group planning a rally on Friday.
‘Reasonable,’ or ‘repugnant?’ Wisconsin lawyers, health care groups debate fallout of COVID-19 legislation changes.
Legislative Democrat will run for re-election! After many announced retirements, Assembly Democratic leader Gordon Hintz says he plans to run again.

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