Wheelercast – Hunting, Prison Populations, and Sen. Lena Taylor

Episode #23.

Brian is off hunting so Dan steps in this week to help out with the podcast.

Gwyn and Dan start off by talking about hunting and the new youth mentor age limit.

Prisons in Wisconsin are a big issue – from prison populations, to maintaining a strong prison workforce, maintaining the prisons, and educating and preparing inmates to return to society ready to work.  Gwyn and Dan talk about the prison populations and the new task force on prisons created in the budget. Here are a few links to stories and releases regarding membership to the task force:

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  Speaker Robin Vos keeps Assembly Deomcrats off Wisconsin prison planning task force.

Rep. David Bowen: Letter to Gov. Walker regarding prison planning task force.

U.S. News and World Report: Black Democrats ask to Join Wisconsin Prison Task Force.

Rep. Hesselbein: Assembly Democrats Circulate Bill to Counter Speaker Vos’ Overly Partisan Task Force Selection.

This week in Gwyn’s Women in the Legislature segment, Sen. Lena Taylor.  She is the 2nd African American female elected to the Wisconsin Senate, and she’s a strong advocate for her constituents.