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Capitol Notes: A Look Back At Wisconsin's Top Political Stories Of 2019

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Marti Mikkelson and JR Ross discuss the week in politics in our "Capitol Notes" conversation

For this week's Capitol Notes, we examine the top political stories of the year.  It began with the inauguration of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.  He defeated Republican Scott Walker the previous fall. 

Evers' relationship with the GOP-controlled legislature was contentious from the start.  Republicans passed laws before Evers took office, limiting Evers' powers, as well as those of new Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul.  The move sparked protests at the State Capitol and a number of lawsuits.  

WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asked JR Ross of wispolitics.com to recap the controversy, and describe where things stand now.

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Marti, a Waukesha native, joined the WUWM news team in February of 1999. She is also host of WUWM's weekly political podcast, Capitol Notes.