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Capitol Notes: A Look Back On The Top Political Stories Of 2020

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Marti Mikkelson and JR Ross look back at the top Wisconsin political stories of 2020.

In this week’s Capitol Notes conversation, we’re going to look back at the top political stories of 2020. One of the biggest stories was the impact of the coronavirus, and how elected officials responded.

Here in Wisconsin, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and health officials declared a state of emergency at the outset, which resulted in a couple of stay-at-home orders, as well as mandates for masks and capacity limits on businesses. Several lawsuits ensued from Republican lawmakers and political groups.

WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson asks JR Ross of wispolitics.com why Gov. Evers felt it was necessary to issue these mandates.

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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.