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The Right Angle

The Right Angle

By Wisconsin Assembly GOP

A conservative take on Wisconsin politics. The Right Angle features conversations between Republican lawmakers and issue experts to shed light on policies that can keep Wisconsin moving Forward.
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Finding a Stable Home: Improving the Adoption Process with Reps. Dittrich and Snyder

The Right AngleJan 17, 2020

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Finding a Stable Home: Improving the Adoption Process with Reps. Dittrich and Snyder

Finding a Stable Home: Improving the Adoption Process with Reps. Dittrich and Snyder

After 7 statewide hearings and countless hours of testimony, the bills generated by the Speaker's Task Force on Adoption came the the Assembly floor this week. As they got ready to vote, we caught up with two members who have been especially integral to the process. Rep. Snyder, a member of the Task Force and the Chair of last session's Task Force on Foster Care, joins Rep. Dittrich, Chair of the Adoption Task Force, to talk about how she came to this issue and explore ways to make sure Wisconsin gets better at helping children find stable homes.

Jan 17, 202023:35
Ensuring Water Quality with Majority Leader Steineke and Chairman Novak
Jan 08, 202009:40
"But Wait, There's Myrrh" - Looking Back on a Year in Politics with Speaker Vos and Leader Steineke

"But Wait, There's Myrrh" - Looking Back on a Year in Politics with Speaker Vos and Leader Steineke

As Santa reviews his naughty and nice list, Majority Leader Steinke sits down with Speaker Vos to talk about the year that was in Wisconsin politics. 

Dec 20, 201913:08
Getting It Done & Getting to Know Rep. Loudenbeck

Getting It Done & Getting to Know Rep. Loudenbeck

Rep. Amy Loudenbeck leads the Assembly in bills passed so far this session. On this episode, she joins Speaker Vos to chat about where she gets bill ideas from, how technology is improving many facets of life in Wisconsin, and shed some light on Wisconsin's goat breeding community.

Dec 12, 201914:16
Born in the USA: Good Bills, Bad Vetoes, and Political Beginnings with Rep. Born
Dec 05, 201925:47
O Tannenbaum? Discussing Bible Week and More with Rep. Tittl

O Tannenbaum? Discussing Bible Week and More with Rep. Tittl

With Thanksgiving coming up next week and the Christmas season upon us, Rep. Tittl joins Speaker Vos to talk about National Bible Week, the kerfuffle over the Capitol Christmas Tree, and the importance of religion today.

Nov 22, 201913:33
Addressing OWI with Rep. Ott

Addressing OWI with Rep. Ott

Days after Democrats refused to take up a bill that would have stiffened penalties for 5th and 6th OWI offenses, the bill's author Rep. Jim Ott sits down with Speaker Vos to talk about Wisconsin's drinking culture and how he approaches the issue of drunk driving in our state.

Nov 15, 201915:20
Restoring HOPE:  Battling the Opioid Crisis with Reps. Nygren and Plumer
Nov 08, 201924:34
Combatting Suicide with Majority Leader Steineke and Rep. Ballweg
Nov 01, 201917:12
Keeping Speech Free on Campus with Rep. Murphy
Oct 24, 201917:55
Fighting Homelessness with Majority Leader Steineke and Rep. Snyder

Fighting Homelessness with Majority Leader Steineke and Rep. Snyder

As Milwaukee declares Homelessness Awareness Week, Rep. Snyder joins Majority Leader Steineke to look back on Republican engagement on homelessness, lessons learned from other states, and how Wisconsin is moving forward with the first comprehensive plan to combat homelessness in decades.

Oct 17, 201920:01
F-35 Basing with Rep. Tony Kurtz

F-35 Basing with Rep. Tony Kurtz

The Right Angle is back! Host Robin Vos, Assembly Speaker, talks with Rep. Tony Kurtz about basing the next-generation F-35 fighter plane in Madison.

Oct 11, 201912:31
Rep. Tauchen on June Dairy Month with Tom Crave of the Dairy Business Association

Rep. Tauchen on June Dairy Month with Tom Crave of the Dairy Business Association

June is Dairy Month in Wisconsin, and in this episode, we celebrate our dairy heritage - we learn about how Wisconsin became a dairy state, how our farms have evolved, and what the future might hold.

Jun 21, 201924:04
Rep. Neylon on Renewable Energy with Scott Coenen of Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum
Jun 07, 201928:20
Rep. Quinn on Rural Economic Development w/ Dave Armstrong of the Barron Co Economic Development Corp

Rep. Quinn on Rural Economic Development w/ Dave Armstrong of the Barron Co Economic Development Corp

Rep. Quinn helped start the Rural Wisconsin Initiative in 2016, to bring focus and attention to issues of rural development. Since then, rural legislators in Wisconsin have united to bridge the gap on issues of education, health care, workforce development, and internet access.

Dave Armstrong is Executive Director of the Barron County Economic Development Corporation. He has been deeply involved in the nuts and bolts of rural economic development.

Together, these two talk about the outlook for rural economies and the dynamism of what some still think of as places time has passed by. Small-town businesses across the state have a vitality that has provided a backbone for the entire state's economy, and they continue to innovate.

The discussion also hits on the links between housing and development, looking at early results from Barron County's in-progress housing study and the shift in need from development to workforce participation.

May 24, 201928:42
Rep. Kurtz on Hemp Legalization w/ Larry Konopacki

Rep. Kurtz on Hemp Legalization w/ Larry Konopacki

Before he came to the legislature, Rep. Kurtz was already looking into the new possibilities offered by hemp legalization. Meanwhile, Larry Konopacki was helping to draft the first set of legislation that would make growing industrial hemp legal in Wisconsin. Today they discuss the outlook for hemp, the shifting  federal perspective, and settle once and for all the question of which state has the best farmers.

May 10, 201929:44
Rep. Felzkowski on FabLabs w/ Josh Zalewski of Merrill FabLab

Rep. Felzkowski on FabLabs w/ Josh Zalewski of Merrill FabLab

Fabrication labs sit at the intersection of STEM education, workforce development, and rural demographic challenges. Rep. Felzkowski talks with Merrill FabLab director Josh Zalewski about the development of the FabLab model and how they bring educators, students, and the community together in a collaborative learning environment.

Apr 26, 201929:20
Rep Summerfield on Healthcare w/ Ben Ippolito of AEI

Rep Summerfield on Healthcare w/ Ben Ippolito of AEI

The Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Medicaid Reform & Oversight talks with Ben Ippolito of the American Enterprise Institute. They discuss the true costs of "Medicare for All," & how states can take a more active role in reigning in costs and expanding access.

Apr 12, 201933:19