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.
“The U.S. military reaches around the globe, with approximately 800 foreign military installations in nearly half the world’s countries, and takes up more than half the discretionary budget that Congress allocates each year,” writes Lindsay Koshgarian for Truthout. Today, Lindsay joins us on the show to talk about her work analyzing the federal budget and the real costs […]
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 […]
In their latest report, Wisconsin Policy Forum finds that next year, Gov. Tony Evers and lawmakers will likely confront the state’s toughest budget challenge in a decade. On today’s first segment, we learn more about the 2021–2022 state budget with Wisconsin Policy Forum’s research director, Jason Stein. Then, state representative Dianne Hesselbein joins us to […]
Last night, the Dane County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the 2021 county budget and starting tonight, the Madison Common Council will be reviewing city budget proposals for next year. Today on the show, we get an inside look into these budgets—and the challenges and priorities of each—with Dane County Board chair Analiese Eicher and […]
Yesterday, the Madison Finance Committee recommended allocating more than $80,000 in next year’s capital budget to go toward a body camera pilot program. The program was suggested as an amendment by Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney, who says she wanted to be proactive, in advance of a city committee currently studying the issue. “I wanted to be […]