MADISON (WORT) — In a surprising move this week by the Joint Finance Committee, state lawmakers added a budget provision that will take away the City of Madison’s ability to control how revenue from hotel room tax revenues are spent. Dylan Brogan has the story.
Walker on Abortion: Ultrasounds Are ‘A Cool Thing’ (AUDIO)...
MADISON (WORT) — Last week–while being interviewed for a St. Louis talk radio program–Walker proclaimed his support for the state’s mandate on ultrasounds, stating that they are, “a cool thing.” Kristian Knutsen reports.
Walker Thrills Crowds in Oklahoma
MADISON (WORT) — While lawmakers work on a difficult state budget, Wisconsin Governor Scott wooed GOP primary voters at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. Bekah Wilce reports.
Private Voucher Schools Big Winner in GOP Education Package
MADISON (WORT) — The GOP plan restores some of the funds for K-12 public education that were slated for a cut in Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal but also expands funding for Wisconsin’s private school voucher program.
Katie Couric Blasts Walker’s UW Cuts
MADISON (WORT) — TV personality Katie Couric spoke at the University of Wisconsin-Madison spring commencement ceremony over the weekend. She delivered a message for Wisconsin politicians just down the road from the UW-Madison campus.
WEDC Dems Call For Federal Investigation
MADISON (WORT) — The two Democratic lawmakers who sit on the board of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) are calling for a federal corruption probe of Governor Scott Walker’s job-creation agency. This comes just days after a scathing audit of WEDC, a revealing investigation by the Wisconsin State Journal, and Walker announcing that the agency should eliminate its loan program.
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