The big con continues with news that Foxconn awarded contracts supposedly reserved for Wisconsin-based companies to firms headquartered in Connecticut and England. We also review the new revelation that EPA staff scientists strongly objected to excluding areas of southeastern Wisconsin where Foxconn is located from stronger smog standards. Ryan Billingham of Wisconsin Conservation Voters joins us to talk about the Republican decision to cut tens of millions of dollars from Gov. Tony Evers’ clean water budget, which will leave some Wisconsinites drinking manure water. We welcome Citizen Action co-op member Tricia Zunker to discuss her successful resolution in Marathon County to declare the 2nd Monday in October Indigenous Peoples Day. We close with a deep dive into the Democratic presidential primary candidacy of Beto O’Rourke. (Next Week: Joe Biden; in two weeks, Kamala Harris)
Listen Now – Episode #394
Foxconn awards contracts to ‘Wisconsin’ firms with headquarters in Connecticut and England.
Emails: EPA Staff Objected To Pared-Down List Of Areas Facing Tougher Smog Regulations.
UW System’s Cross: ‘I feel like I’ve been kicked in the shins’ on budget committee vote.
GOP lawmakers cut tens of millions of dollars from Gov. Tony Evers’ clean water budget.
Joint Finance scraps Tony Evers’ science bureau, adds two science positions to DNR.
Marathon County Approves Two New Resolutions.
Beto busts out at CNN town hall.
Beto O’Rourke amends climate change policy proposal based on talks with Iowans.
Despite crowds, Beto campaign gets a rocky rollout.
Beto O’Rourke says Democrats must act now and impeach, or ‘lose our Democracy forever’.
The big idea? Beto doesn’t have one.
Beto O’Rourke was ‘born’ to run for president, but what about actually governing?
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