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A mid-year review is featured on Capitol City Sunday


MADISON (WKOW) -- If the last two weeks are any indication, the controversy over Wisconsin's mining law and the recent abortion law are only beginning.

Both are discussed in a mid-year legislative review of 2013 on this weekend's edition of Capitol City Sunday.

Capitol reporters Jason Stein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Jessica Van Egeren of the Capital Times both say the legal battle over the controversial law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals is just beginning.

"Given that this has been the subject of litigation in several different U.S. district courts around the country, I think you're gonna eventually see this go as far as the federal appellate courts and maybe even the U.S. Supreme Court," said Stein.

"I think what we're seeing is just how powerful and kind of also how smart the pro-life movement has gotten to find these other means to, like I said, close down clinics," added Van Egeren.

Both reporters also expect only more fireworks at the Gogebic Taconite mine site in northern Wisconsin, especially once the company begins explosions for the bulk sampling of iron ore this fall.

"I think the question that Republicans and even some Democrats will have to deal with is, do they adjust state law to move the public back further from where explosions are gonna be taking place?," asked Stein.

In the second half of the show, representatives of United Way of Dane County and Community Action Coalition are on to talk about a 10 year plan to introduce more healthy foods to low-income children in Dane County.

"I think people would make healthy choices if they could, if they were presented with healthy choices.  So, some of it is just pure access.  Where do people live, do they have access in their neighborhood, are there grocery stores," said Chris Brockel of Community Action Coalition.

For more information on the Healthy Food For All Children plan, click here.

Capitol City Sunday airs at 9:00 a.m. on WKOW.

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