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Wisconsin state Rep. Doyle on $7.1 billion budget surplus, alpacas loving snow, bail reform



Hit on a lot of things Thursday with District 93 Wisconsin Assembly Rep. Steve Doyle on La Crosse Talk PM, including how Wisconsin got, and what it should do with, a $7.1 billion in budget surplus, how Doyle’s alpacas like the snow and the April ballot questions on bail reform.

La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:06 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska). Find all the podcasts here or subscribe to La Crosse Talk PM wherever you get your podcasts.

In terms of budget surplus, the conversation was about using it for one-time things like fixing the roads and how Republicans and Democrats differ in changing the system so there isn’t this giant a surplus every two years. Republicans want a flat tax, Democrats want more of a middle-class focused tax cut.

After that, we of course had to work in a conversation about snow-pocalypse and how Doyle’s alpacas like the snow.

Then we discussed two questions on the April ballot that will change the state Constitution in terms of bail reform and whether state Legislators voting on those initiatives have a great understanding of how bail works.

Lastly, we discussed La Crosse County government, including the new Administrator, Jane Klekamp.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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