Marquette University political science professor, Dr. Philip Rocco, joined La Crosse Talk PM on Wedesday, as we deep dived into Wisconsin politics, including the governor controlling messaging and how that might be bad for the state, and why things like childcare and mental health are divisive.
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Began the show on the broader range of politics Rocco studies, which includes demographics, the census and how population and politics relate.
We kind of ended the show on the same note, as Wisconsin hosts the first GOP presidential debate, the Republican National Convention, and putting so much emphasis into a state that’s predetermined to be “swing” but why.
In between that, we rehashed the state’s shared revenue deal, how that came to be and how it might be undone under certain aspects because its unconstitutional.
And then got into the upcoming special session Gov. Tony Evers called, which Rocco says Republicans will ignore (again) and the reasoning behind that — justified or not — leading, again, into that whole “Who should control the messaging?” in Wisconsin politics.