In July, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers announced that the state government would try to trim 250 million dollars from its 38 billion dollar current year.budget, blaming the shortfall on the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Wisconsin may be getting off easy, compared to other states. New York State, which is facing a 13 billion […]
Madison firefighters local 311 will not agree to reopen their contract according to Mahlon Mitchell, President of local 311. Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway has asked for city departments to cut their budgets across the board. To achieve these cuts, she has raised the issue of reopening the contract with the local. Regarding reopening the contract, […]
“Great job. Thank you very much for being here. You deserve a ton of credit. You should be under the tent, and we should be out there.” That’s State Representative Gary Hebl addressing a crowd of students, teachers, and community members gathered outside the Capitol this afternoon — despite unfavorable weather — to demand more funding […]
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly attributed UW-Stevens Point Chancellor Bernie Patterson’s statement to Nick Schultz. “What do you want? Funding! When do you want it? Now!” A winter storm warning did not deter UW system student organizers, alumni, and faculty from marching to the Board of Regents Office in opposition to a […]
(WORT)–With school budget season just around the corner, many public schools in Wisconsin are asking residents to give them the power, once again, to raise more revenue. 72 school districts around the state have referendums on the April 5th ballot, and the outcome of those votes will determine whether many of those schools will be […]
University of Wisconsin Extension announced the latest details Wednesday about how they will distribute more than 3 million dollars in budget cuts to their Cooperative division. Cooperative Extension partners with all 72 counties across the state, providing educational programming and specialist expertise in agricultural, youth, and family development. A steering committee will has out the details over the next six months, but administrators say the cuts are also an “opportunity.” Reporter Darien Lamen brings us up to speed.