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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 joined WXPR in December 2020. As a morning edition host and reporter, Erin reports on the issues that matter most in the Northwoods.