Newly hired assistant public defenders and assistant district attorneys in Wisconsin are currently making around $56,000 a year, an increase of just about 15% over the past decade. Compared to […]
New report notes record year for ballot referendums in Wisconsin
A new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum finds a record number of ballot referendums passed in the November election. There were more than 250 referendum questions on ballots across […]
Wisconsin School Districts Will Ask Voters to Raise Revenue Limits
The November midterm election is just three weeks away, and outside of choosing your candidate for Governor, US Senator, and a whole slew of other state officials, voters in Dane […]
Report Shows Public Transit Ridership Dropped Significantly Since Befo...
As the pandemic began in 2020 and working from home became the new normal, rush hour traffic and the use of public transportation predictably dropped significantly. But as businesses began […]
Alcohol-Related Deaths on the Rise in Wisconsin
Wisconsin’s long standing culture around drinking has given the state a national reputation, but a new report is showing that that reputation comes with consequences. WORT Producer Nate Wegehaupt has […]
Report: Prior to last summer’s protests, many Wisconsin communit...
A new report from the non-partisan Wisconsin Policy Forum finds that, in the years prior to last summer’s protests against police violence, more than 250 Wisconsin municipalities cut funding to […]