“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.
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters director Kerry Schumann will tell us about Conservation Lobby day at the Capitol.
Professor Andrew Reshovsky of UW-Madison discusses the externalities of the budget cuts in Wisconsin in the short run and what the future of higher education looks like. Will skilled faculty and workers in other industries leave Wisconsin? What will happen to the reputation of the UW-System? How does this budget cut compare to WI Act 10?