During the administration of Governor Scott Walker, bitter partisan and ideological bloodletting has become the norm in Madison. (CNAM & Midnight Films as part of PBS Election 2016, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting)

 

Wisconsin was once known as a bastion of bipartisanship. The state's 12 governors before the 2010 election were split right down the middle: six Democrats and six Republicans. Then Scott Walker got elected governor in 2010, banned collective bargaining rights for public employees and Wisconsin blew up.

That's the subject of the fifth "Postcard from the Great Divide," a documentary series we have been running all week on The Fix.  This doc, which was produced by Brad Lichtenstein, follows two state legislators -- a Democrat and a Republican -- as they try to bridge the partisan gap that has emerged in their state.

You can watch all five "Postcards" here.

During the administration of Governor Scott Walker, bitter partisan and ideological bloodletting has become the norm in Madison. (CNAM & Midnight Films as part of PBS Election 2016, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting)