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Consolidation of power

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In Wisconsin and Michigan, outgoing GOP lawmakers are working to limit the authority of incoming newly-elected Democrats. What does this mean for democracy? What does it say about how divided we are as a nation?

MPR News host Kerri Miller was joined by Russell Berman, staff writer at the Atlantic, just minutes before the state Assembly approved a sweeping package of bills weakening the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. 

To listen to the full discussion, use the audio player above.