There was a lot of news in Wisconsin this week – so here is your snowy Saturday synopsis of some things you might have missed.
Medical Marijuana… still not likely.
- Republican lawmakers in the Assembly announced Monday a plan to create a limited medical marijuana program that would include five state-run dispensaries where Wisconsin residents who experience certain health conditions could buy marijuana products including edibles and oils. Smokable marijuana would not be available.
- Despite the fact that Evers said he would sign this bill, so long as there were no poison pills in it, it’s looking like he won’t have to make that decision because it sounds like it’s a nonstarter in the the Senate.
Some of the other bills that were discussed in Madison this week:
- A bipartisan proposal that would move Wisconsin to a “final-five” runoff system (Wisconsin Examiner)
- Giving $2m to communities that lost UW campuses (WPR)
- A bill that would withhold funds to fight homelessness and criminalize living on public property (WPR)
- A bill that would address AI in political ads (The Cap Times)
Recall Robin Vos
There’s a group of conservative activists who are trying to recall Robin Vos – now they just need 7000 signatures of people who agree with him.
Redistricting Maps Submitted
- On Friday, while all 72 Wisconsin counties were getting dumped on, 7 different redistricting maps from the Legislature, Evers and other parties were being filed with the Wisconsin Supreme court.
Meagan Wolfe still has a job
- Veteran reporter and my friend, Bill Glauber, retired from the journal sentinel – check out his last story about Herb Kohl.
- And I was featured on CBS 58’s Milwaukee Influencer’s segment!
Stay warm and Go Packers.
COURTESY OF JOURNAL SENTINEL
- Screenshot this or save it on your phone and play along during the Green Bay Packers’ wild-card game against the Dallas Cowboys.
- Fill in the squares when one of these topics is mentioned on the Fox broadcast.
- Graphic by Chris Kuhagen (@chriskuhagen) / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel