Wisconsin Senator is Pushing Legislation to Broadcast More Packer Games Across the State
KBJR 6 reports U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is introducing legislation to make sure more Green Bay Packer football games are able to be broadcast throughout the state of Wisconsin.
According to a report from Baldwins office, right now thirteen different counties in Wisconsin are assigned to an out of state TV market in either Minnesota or Michigan. So, when the Packers are playing at the same time as either of those two teams, they can only watch a Vikings or Lions game instead of the Packers.
Senator Baldwin has called the proposal the "Go Pack Go Act" which would require cable, satellite and other providers to allow these Wisconsin customers to have access to broadcasts from a Wisconsin TV market. In the Duluth-Superior media market; the counties that would be affected include: Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Iron and Sawyer Counties The other two markets are outside the Twin Cities area and Marquette Michigan area.
Baldwins office has said that this legislation would affect some 400,000 people. That is an awful lot of Packers fans that I am sure would be ecstatic with this idea.