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Wisconsin’s pandemic funds, a redistricting update, and ‘No Mow May’

Wisconsin got $4.86 billion in fiscal recover funds under the American Rescue Plan Act. A little more than $2.5 billion of that went to the state, while the rest went to local governments. WXPR’s Katie Thoresen breaks down how that money is being spent. Then, the state is pushing ahead with a Republican-drawn legislative plan, but some argue the maps violate the Voting Rights Act. Finally, more Wisconsin communities are encouraging residents to hold off on lawnmowing in May to boost bee and pollinator populations.

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Erin Gottsacker worked at WXPR as a Morning Edition host and reporter from December 2020 to January 2023. During her time at the station, Erin reported on the issues that matter most in the Northwoods.