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Wedge Issues: Act 10 Anniversary: Republican former state Sen. Leah Vukmir

Wedge Issues: Act 10 Anniversary: Republican former state Sen. Leah Vukmir

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Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir at a Wisconsin State Journal Editorial meeting Thursday Oct. 25, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin. STEVE APPS, STATE JOURNAL

To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the introduction of and historic protests over the legislation that would later become Act 10, the Cap Times is producing a series of stories and podcasts over the next month.

Led by Cap Times’ K-12 education reporter Scott Girard and state politics reporter Briana Reilly, the series will run to mid-March and be available at The podcast discussions will be made available through Jessie Opoien’s Wedge Issues feed on most major podcasting platforms, as well as at

In this episode, Republican former state Sen. Leah Vukmir — now president of state affairs at the National Taxpayers Union — speaks with Girard and Reilly about her experiences with the bill, and why she thinks it's important for lawmakers to find ways to work across the aisle.

Be sure to check out other Cap Times podcasts, including The Corner Table, MadsplainersThe Cost of Opportunity and Cap Times Talks

Read and listen to more from our Act 10 anniversary series:

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Jessie Opoien is the Capital Times' opinion editor. She joined the Cap Times in 2013, covering state government and politics for the bulk of her time as a reporter. She has also covered music, culture and education in Madison and Oshkosh.

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