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 […]
When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proposed repealing collective bargaining for public workers in 2011, or as he put it, “dropped the bomb,” he knew there would be a backlash. Even Walker though had to be surprised at the ferocity and intensity of the protests his Act 10 unleashed. What started as a Teaching Assistants Association […]
Ever since taking office five years ago, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has made it a priority to reform the state Department of Natural Resources. From his appointment of long-time DNR critic Cathy Stepp as department head, to steep budget cuts to science services staff, the Governor has sought to remake the nearly 100-year old agency […]
Professor Tim Yu, of UW Faculty Organizing for Change, joins Buzz host Jan Miyasaki to talk about Governor Walker’s proposed $300,000,000 cut in funding to the UW system and how the proposed conversion of the UW system to a public authority will effect governance and curriculum.
MADISON (WORT) — Many public employees were surprised to learn that Dane County Executive Joe Parisi will be terminating their union contracts for 2015 and 2016.
What are some of the real life effects of the Walker administration’s policies? How have they affected the middle class? Are the economic policies working or are they not working? Find out more on this edition of A Public Affair!