Last month, the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau projected that Wisconsin would have a budget surplus of nearly $452 million by the end of 2021. While Republicans have repeatedly called for cutting taxes and returning that surplus to Wisconsin taxpayers, Governor Tony Evers signed an executive order earlier today calling on lawmakers to “recommit to two-thirds […]
Wayne Strong is running for Seat 7 on the Madison Metropolitan School District’s Board of Education. Strong will be running against incumbent Nicki Vander Meulen on April 7th. WORT producer Shaun Soman spoke with Strong about his campaign for the school board earlier today.
Savion Castro was appointed to the Madison Metro School District Seat 2 last year. Now, Castro is running for the remainder of the term in a special election this spring. Speaking with WORT producer Shaun Soman earlier this week, Castro shared his current work helping students in the district, and some of his priorities for […]
Motor vehicle thefts in Wisconsin have dropped from their most recent peak in 2015, but Republican lawmakers are calling for stronger penalties and greater resources to combat an apparent upward trend. One bill in the State Assembly would establish a mandatory minimum penalty of 30 days in jail for vehicle theft or fleeing an officer. Another […]
Confusion without results. That’s what caucus-goers in Iowa, and observers from around the nation were left with much of today after the Democratic Party of Iowa found several “inconsistencies” in voting results on Monday night. Those inconsistencies seem to have been caused in part by an app that the party only saw limited tests. 62% […]
Last week, the City of Madison Plan Commission held its first public hearing about an ordinance that would impose stricter regulations on short-term tourist rentals like Airbnb operations. The ordinance is meant to address concerns from residents who live near so-called “party houses” that don’t comply with the City’s current regulations. Fred Van Riet owns […]