LA CROSSE TALK PM: A state cheese, a state dipping sauce — put all the referendum questions on the ballot
UW-La Crosse political science professor, Dr. Anthony Chergosky in the WIZM studio on Friday for La Crosse Talk PM. We got into a what’s on the ballot, how the legislature manipulates and ignores ballot questions and what we should really be voting on — like state dipping sauce.
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Began the show talking about how these spring, “nonpartisan” elections are vastly more important than a presidential election in terms of effecting your every day life, but the turnout is like 60 percent less. That led to some of the referendum questions on the ballot and how some are posed to encourage certain voter turnout and other nonbinding questions are just ignored by the legislature — like redistricting solutions, legalizing marijuana. And, speaking of redistricting, we discussed the Wisconsin Supreme Court race and what kind of things they might take up with a new member on the court. Lastly, we talked about Republicans mad the governor appointed a new secretary of state, when they want a special election, and some Scott Walker news.