Dozens of Madison public school leaders and students, county officials and state representatives all packed behind a podium today asking for gun control. They want Republicans to crack down on firearms after the deadly Florida school shooting earlier this month. The county has nearly 5,000 signatures on a petition demanding action from Governor Scott Walker […]
One bill getting its final vote in the Senate tomorrow would prevent state health insurance programs from paying for abortions for state workers. Sen. David Craig is an author of the bill, which would prohibit state health insurance programs from paying for abortions for the workers. They’re insured under the Group Insurance Board. Craig says […]
Lawmakers unanimously passed a brand new bill out of an Assembly committee that would close the troubled Lincoln Hills youth prison today. That facility’s been at the center of abuse allegations from both inmates and staff for years, but now the bill to shut it down is moving through the legislature at a break-neck pace. […]
The sturgeon spear-fishing season in the Lake Winnebago system started over this past weekend. To learn more about this unique Wisconsin tradition, WORT producer Nina Kravinsky spoke with the state Department of Natural Resources’ sturgeon biologist Ryan Koenigs who oversees hunting of these giant, prehistoric animals.
Governor Scott Walker touted low unemployment and massive gains in education and the economy over the past year in his state of the state address last month. But today, minority leaders in both the community and the legislature painted a very different story. Leaders at the very first state of Black and Brown Wisconsin today […]
Incoming UW-Madison students whose families make below the state’s median income won’t have to pay tuition starting in the fall. Chancellor Rebecca Blank unveiled the program at today’s Board of Regents meeting. The program would grant free tuition to any student coming from a family with a household income under $56,000. “We’re committed to making it […]