For the first part of today’s show, we air Carousel’s recent interview with Governor Tony Evers about the 2021–2023 Wisconsin state budget, sometimes referred to as “Badger Bounceback,” which prioritizes helping Wisconsinites recover from the pandemic. Then, Carousel discusses the policy outcomes of the budget with Jenni Dye, policy director for the Evers administration.
In March of 2020, Wisconsin Policy Forum’s Jason Stein appeared on WORT’s Evening News to talk about a Policy Forum report on Wisconsin State Government’s ability to weather an economic recession. The report rated the state’s financial resiliency as “about average” among U.S. states. With the global pandemic still in its early stages, the word […]
On February 16th, Governor Tony Evers introduced his biennial budget for 2021-2023 to the State Legislature via a pre-recorded message, electing to appear virtually in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The proposed budget, referred to as Badger Bounceback, recommends distributing roughly $91 billion towards a variety of state programs, which would raise state spending by […]
Tonight, Governor Tony Evers will release his full 2021-2023 biennium state budget. The governor’s budget address, conducted virtually this year due to the ongoing pandemic, is the starting line of a tense, weeks-to-months-long showdown between Democratic and Republican lawmakers. For more on what to expect tonight, what we know so far and what’s in store […]