MADISON (WKOW) — It’s been almost a year of divided government at the capitol and political experts say the slower pace of the number of bills passing is beginning to impact people’s lives.
Analiese Eicher, Executive Director of One Wisconsin Now and Bill McCoshen, Republican strategist discuss the change of pace compared to other administrations.
Plus, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg enters a crowded Democratic presidential field. In just a week after his announcement, the billionaire is spending millions on TV ads in Wisconsin.
McCoshen said he’s standing out because he’s focusing on issues important to voters, gun reform, climate change, taxes, and health care.
“Whereas Tom Styer, the other billionaire in the Democratic primary, he’s just talking about Donald Trump and I think that’s too narrow for the Democratic base,” said McCoshen. “I think Bloomberg is actually off to a pretty good start.”
Eicher said Bloomberg’s record as mayor will help with recognition as it’s unusual for a candidate to enter this late.
“The actions that he took as New York Mayor, he was also elected, the people voted for him and so he does have a track record of being on the ballot and winning despite the lateness,” said Eicher.
Former Governor Scott Walker is keeping busy leading a handful of national organizations and supporting President Trump along the way during the impeachment inquiry.
Walker also gives his advice to top republicans and governor Evers on moving past political disagreements.