(KMSP) - U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is fighting for the rights of all Wisconsinites...to watch Green Bay Packers games.
Currently, residents in the 13 Wisconsin counties assigned to an out-of-state TV market in either Minnesota or Michigan can only get the Minnesota Vikings or Detroit Lions on their TVs when those teams are playing at the same time as the Packers.
Baldwin’s "Go Pack Go Act," introduced Wednesday, would require cable, satellite and other video providers to provide “Wisconsin subscribers with access to programming from the broadcast television stations in a Wisconsin media market,” according to a news release.
Burnett, Washburn, Polk, Barron, St. Croix, Dunn and Pierce counties in Wisconsin are all in the Twin Cities media market. Per NFL rules, Fox 9 cannot air any game, including the Packers, when the Vikings are playing at home or on another network.
“Every Packers fan across our state should be able to watch Packers games,” Baldwin said in a statement. “My Go Pack Go Act would give Packers fans in every Wisconsin county the opportunity to watch Packers games and cheer on our beloved green and gold.”