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My prior professional and academic experiences have provided me exposure to diverse political climates and broad policy perspectives. I have a strong passion for social and media policy, politics, and journalism hoping to utilize a diverse skillset to educate and motivate individuals to be active agents and bring awareness to the issues impacting our communities. I am currently the Political Reporter for WKOW ABC27 News.

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    House Agriculture Committee takes action on GOP farm bill draft

    MADISON (WKOW) -- On Thursday, the House Agriculture Committee held a mark-up session to consider amendments to its version of the farm bill and whether to recommend the proposal to the Senate.

    The $1.5 trillion Republican-backed bill passed late Thursday evening with a small number of Democratic votes to get it through the House chamber.

    Wisconsin Republican Congressman Derrick Van Orden, who now sits on the committee, was among those who passed the legislation.

    Van Orden advocated for a num

    New Marquette Law School Poll shows impact of Trump's hush money trial on presidential election

    MADISON (WKOW) -- The latest Marquette Law School Poll shows President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are still tied for the November presidential race. It also looks into whether Trump's legal troubles will have any effect on voters as the election quickly approaches.

    Trump's defense lawyers in his New York hush money trial finished presenting their case on Tuesday. The sitting judge on the trial says closing arguments are set to take place as early as next week.

    The first crimin

    All MMSD schools will reopen Thursday, after the district closed due to 'unsafe conditions' following the storms

    UPDATE (WKOW) -- All Madison Metropolitan School District schools are open Thursday after severe weather caused "unsafe conditions."

    In an email from an MMSD spokesperson, we learned: Power has been restored to both Crestwood & Stephens; all MMSD schools will reopen today.

    MADISON(WKOW) -- The Madison Metropolitan School District closed all of its schools on Wednesday due to "unsafe conditions" from the severe storms on Tuesday. All early childhood programming was also canceled for the day.

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    Divine 9 organizations host college sendoff for high school students

    MADISON (WKOW) -- As high school seniors are gearing up to enter the next phase in their academic journey, Black organizations in the community came together on Saturday to help ensure this group of students had what they needed to be successful.

    The Divine Nine is a group of nine historically Black Greek letter organizations, each holding a specific mission to uphold African American culture and to be agents of service within the Black community.

    Black Greek letter organizations have been aro

    Capital City Sunday: How the latest farm bill is set to impact Wisconsin farmers and the case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court to address absentee ballot drop boxes

    MADISON (WKOW) -- On Friday, the House Agriculture Committee released a draft of its highly anticipated farm bill. The proposal will reduce funding allocated for federal food assistance programs and climate conservation projects, as laid out in previous versions of the bill.

    The 1.5 trillion dollar Republican-backed proposal is set to boost safety net programs for farmers, among other provisions. Senate Democrats will likely unveil a bipartisan version of the farm bill in the coming days, raisi

    Wisconsin Supreme Court reconsiders ruling that banned absentee drop boxes

    MADISON (WKOW) -- A case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court aims to reinstate absentee ballot drop boxes in the state's elections. The case challenges a previous decision by the court's then-conservative majority that argued the use of drop boxes was unconstitutional under current Wisconsin law.

    In its 2022 decision, the court decided that voters could only mail in or return ballots in person to their municipal clerks.

    Priorities USA and other voting rights advocates filed the lawsuit last sum

    Capital City Sunday: Evers calls Joint Finance Committee into special session, US Firearms fuel violence at southern border

    MADISON (WKOW) -- Democratic Governor Tony Evers' calls to hold a special session were in response to the committee choosing not to consider funding requests it vetoed months ago.

    The governor urged the committee to release the $125 million in already-approved investments to fight PFAS chemicals in drinking water statewide. Evers also wanted the committee to release $15 million to address the healthcare crisis in the Chippewa Valley after two hospitals in the area closed down.

    Evers said in a

    Biden partners with Microsoft to build new $3.3 billion data center to replace Trump's failed Foxconn project in Racine

    RACINE (WKOW) -- President Joe Biden's visit to Racine comes just one week after former president Donald Trump held a rally in the battleground state of Wisconsin.

    The president attempted to show a direct contrast to former president Donald Trump by speaking to the failures of the previous administration to complete a project in the area.

    The $3.3 billion project will develop a new artificial intelligence (AI) data center in Racine set to create 2,300 union construction jobs and 2,000 permanen

    Republican National Committee requests moving protest areas further out from GOP convention venue

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WKOW) -- Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson and city officials have indicated that Pere Marquette Park is likely to be the location for the Republican National Convention's designated protest zones, raising concerns for the Republican National Committee, which says the location could be a safety hazard for people going to the convention.

    While the mayor was not available for comment, his Communications Director, Jeff Fleming, said the city chose Pere Marquette Park to follow thro

    House takes Procedural Vote On Foreign Aid Bills

    MADISON (WKOW) -- On Friday, the House took a procedural vote to advance a crucial foreign aid supplemental, a progressive step towards sending humanitarian aid to Ukraine and Israel. A final vote on the package of proposals is likely to take place as early as Saturday.

    Seven of Wisconsin's eight congressional House members voted in support of the legislation. Republican Representative Tom Tiffany was the only one to vote against it.

    More Democrats than Republicans supported the proposal–165 t

    SCOWIS considers lawsuit that could alter the state's branches of government

    MADISON (WKOW) -- On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could likely alter the state's branches of government by removing certain powers granted through the Wisconsin Constitution to the state legislature to draft legislation and approve state budget expenditures.

    The court is considering a lawsuit filed by Governor Tony Evers last October, arguing Republican lawmakers have continued to "override" his executive power as Governor. The action comes after th

    Republican Party files integrity complaints against election officials following April primary

    MADISON (WKOW) -- The Dane County Republican Party and Milwaukee County Republican Party filed two complaints with the Wisconsin Elections Commission against election officials in Madison and Milwaukee, arguing they failed to hire a sufficient number of Republican poll workers for the April 2 presidential primary.

    The complaints were filed on Wednesday on behalf of registered voters who were qualified by state statute to work as election inspectors, also known as poll workers, to administer the

    New report finds educational funding referendums are passing at lower rates in 2024

    MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin is starting to see an uptick in the number of school district referendum questions on the ballot. Still, the number of those referendums that were approved this past election declined.

    A Wisconsin Policy Forum report shows 62 of the 103 school district referendums included on Wisconsin's February primary and April presidential primary ballots were approved.

    The state limits how much municipalities can increase their property taxes each year, but the state also grant

    Biden visits Wisconsin to announce new student loan debt relief plan

    MADISON (WKOW) -- President Joe Biden spoke at Madison College on Monday, announcing a new plan to revamp his administration's efforts to cancel student loan debt for more than 30 million borrowers.

    "Too many people feel the strain and stress, wondering if they're going to get married, have their first child start a family, because even if they get by, they still have this crushing, crushing debt," Biden said. "It's not just a drag on them. It's a drag on our local economies."

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