The 2021-23 Wisconsin budget has passed through the state legislature and landed on Governor Tony Evers desk. But it’s far different from the document where Evers first laid out his priorities in February. In their $89.2 billion budget, Republican leaders have slashed Evers’ requests for education, broadband and homelessness services, stripped provisions related to Medicaid, […]
WORT 89.9FM Madison · Governor Tony Evers And Democratic Lawmakers Endorse UW-Health Nurse Union Nurses, lawmakers, and healthcare workers gathered on the capitol steps in front of a crowd of over 50 people this past Saturday in Madison. The Nurses Week Speak Out was coordinated to support the organizing nurses at UW-Health and encourage the […]
Governor Tony Evers has declared 2021 “the year of broadband access,” joining lawmakers across the country making plans to increase spending for high-speed internet access. This week on New Domains, we look at the state of broadband in Wisconsin, why high-speed internet is critically needed, and what to expect in the debate for how the […]
The statewide mask mandate put in place by Governor Tony Evers has officially been struck down, following a decision from the state Supreme Court released on March 31st. In a narrow decision split along ideological lines, the conservative majority of the state’s high court found that Governor Evers’ repeated declaration of public health emergencies throughout […]
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.
On February 16th, Governor Tony Evers introduced his biennial budget for 2021-2023 to the State Legislature via a pre-recorded message, electing to appear virtually in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The proposed budget, referred to as Badger Bounceback, recommends distributing roughly $91 billion towards a variety of state programs, which would raise state spending by […]