The Right Angle

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

An episode of The Right Angle

By Steven Schwerbel
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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