Today the State Senate passed a resolution supporting the placement of F-35 fighter jets at the Truax Air Force Base in northeast Madison. The resolution was sponsored by sixteen Republican lawmakers, but just one Democrat signed on to the measure: Senator Mark Miller, who represents suburbs east of Madison and whose district contains Truax Air […]
The state Senate reconvened for a two-hour long floor session today. One bill passed today changes how the state regulates the hemp industry. Wisconsin legalized hemp in 2017, but this bill makes hemp regulations consistent with last year’s federal farm bill. One change in the bill makes the state agriculture department’s current pilot program for […]
Madison officials are considering a long-term cash advance from the City of Madison’s General Fund to the Golf Enterprise Fund which funds the city’s public golf courses. The advance, not to exceed $1,500,000, would quell the Golf Enterprise Fund’s deficit through the end of this year. This isn’t the first time that the City has […]
Well the Brewers’ season is officially over, but for many baseball fans the real excitement has just begun. It’s October, and that means we’re inching closer and closer to the “Fall Classic,” the World Series. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes us back to the origins of the game, what actually goes […]
WORT News and Public Affairs Director Molly Stentz is leaving the station after a decade of service. Thankfully, she’s not going too far — just a few notches up the radio dial. On Monday, she starts a new endeavor as the executive producer of Wisconsin Public Radio’s statewide morning show. In her ten years with […]
In this edition, we’ll hear an exclusive conversation with a world-renowned tabla player, consider the U.S. ag secretary’s view on the future of small dairy farms in Wisconsin, look into the history of Black pioneers, and learn about a new law firm aimed at improving the transparency of Wisconsin government.