Eau Claire (WQOW) – On Saturday, Senator Tammy Baldwin held a press conference to discuss a bill, the Go Pack Go Act, she is pushing that would force cable TV companies to broadcast Packers games to all Wisconsin subscribers.
Under current law, Wisconsin residents who live near the Minnesota border get Twin Cities stations, which often do not broadcast Packers games.
News 18 asked Senator Baldwin if her bill would violate FCC Rules.
“At the last hearing where the commissioners of the FCC were before the committee they were talking about how they had resolved some issues between Colorado, and I think it was New Mexico there they did it by negotiation, and certainly I am open, and frankly it will be easier than other roots if we can get some sort of agreement on the part of the cable and satellite companies,” said Senator Baldwin.
U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir responded to Baldwin’s press conference saying, “When Tammy Baldwin could have helped Sean Duffy solve this problem and signed onto his bill to help Packers fans, she said no. Now it’s election year, and she’ll do anything to distract from how she let down our veterans at the Tomah VA. This is politics at its worst.”