Legislative Roundup On The West Side November 20

November 16, 2017

Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio





Legislative Roundup on The West Side November 20


A discussion of recent legislation affecting western Wisconsin including the mining moratorium repeal and a hemp farming bill will be on The West Side Monday, November 20 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.


State Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) and State Senator Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) join host Rich Kremer to talk about pending and approved legislation.  A bipartisan bill to allow growing industrial hemp sponsored by Vinehout and Testin has passed both legislative houses and is awaiting approval by Governor Scott Walker. The FoxConn bill giving subsides for a future Racine County flat-screen plant and the repeal of the mining moratorium law will also be discussed.


The West Side is a call-in program focused on issues specific to western Wisconsin.  The show airs on Mondays at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls, with a live stream at www.wrfw887.com. Listeners may call in with questions and comments during the program at 1-800-228-5615. Archives are available at www.wpr.org/programs/west-side-rich-kremer.




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