MMSD approved a $390 million dollar preliminary operating budget last night in a 7-0 vote. Board members Thomas J Mertz and Anna Mueller Moffit join Carousel Bayrd to recap the budget and forecast the next year, including amendments for class size, Welcoming Schools initiative, and more.
Investigative reporter Greg Palast joins Esty Dinur to discuss Trump’s budget, “Trumponomics,” and voter suppression in the United States. His work has appeared on BBC Television, The Guardian, and Rolling Stone Magazine. His new film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits, based on his New York Times bestselling books, […]
In March, the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Administration (DOA) issued a report showing required cost-benefit analyses for public service contracts for fiscal year 2016. The figures show that the state could have saved, by their own estimates, $33 million. The March 2017 report on which the figures are based is here: http://bit.ly/2rAqoDy A spreadsheet using […]
Matthew Defour, state government reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal, joined the July 13th Buzz to give us a summary of final changes to the biennial budget along with a brief look into Gov. Walker’s incipient presidential campaign.
The legislature’s Joint Finance Committee is expected to reconvene soon to finish its review of Governor Walker’s proposed 2015-2017 budget. On the list of topics yet to be discussed is funding for transportation projects, including the building and expansion of roads. 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, a land use advocacy group, has successfully sued the state […]
(WORT) — The Wisconsin Center of Investigative is reporting that the Department of Natural Resources is considering eliminating the agency’s Bureau of Science Services.