(WORT) — This week state lawmakers made new headway on legislation that would dramatically increase compensation for people wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. Although historically Wisconsin was the first state to offer compensation to exonerees, its compensation standard is currently the lowest in the nation, at $5,000 per year with a maximum of $25,000. Darien Lamen reports.
(WORT) — Governor Scott Walker announced Monday a new set of proposals that his party says will help make higher education more accessible and affordable. The legislative package includes measures to combat skyrocketing student loan debt, but some are questioning whether it goes far enough. Darien Lamen reports.
(WORT) — Reporter Darien Lamen tells us how an 11th hour compromise was reached between county officials and Bethel Lutheran Church, who hosts the shelter.
(WORT) — The University of Wisconsin Madison announced last week that it will not be issuing new student ID cards that would have made it easier for students to vote. Many student groups and officials are criticizing the university for not prioritizing civic engagement. Darien Lamen reports.
(WORT) — A special Task Force of the University of Wisconsin system met today to discuss policy changes to faculty tenure, changes the Board of Regents will vote on early next year.
(WORT) — A federal jury ruled against tech giant Apple late last week, awarding $234 million in damages to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation for patent infringement.