articles tagged "State of the State"
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 | Molly Stentz
The Solidarity Singers and other peaceful protesters camped out in front of the Assembly chambers during Governor Walker’s State of the State Address last night. In Our Backyard producer Dylan Brogan was also there and he caught up with a few local democrats to get their reaction to the Governor’s big speech. He spoke to State Representative Dianne Hesselbein from Middleton, Milwaukee State Rep. Jon Richards, and Representative Melissa Sargent from Madison. more »
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 | buzz
On the morning after the Governor’s State of the State address, host Jan Miyasaki speaks with Dane Varese of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Dane is the group’s Outreach Director. One of the main themes of Governor Walker’s speech was the mining bill that he hopes the legislature will pass. It would clear the way for a huge iron ore mine in the Penokee hills of northern Wisconsin. Walker brought up union carpenters, millwrights, and operating engineers in hardhats to underscore his support for mining in the state. He noted the miner with a pickaxe on the Wisconsin State flag. Dane Varese highlights the campaign contributions that billionaire mining executive Chris Cline and associates have made to Governor Walker and other state officials. Watch the State of the State address on Wisconsin Eye. Listen to the interview: more »