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 […]
When a governor calls a special legislative session, it means they want lawmakers to address issues of pressing importance that can’t wait for a regular session. In his State of the State address last week, Governor Tony Evers announced that he would call a special session of the legislature to update Wisconsin’s beleaguered unemployment system. […]
Like many other events in the wake of COVID-19, this year’s State of State looked much different. For the first time in state history, Democratic Governor Tony Evers gave the annual address virtually, starting his speech with some lightheartedness on the situation. “Tonight’s speech will take a heckuva lot less time and since you’re watching […]
According to Time Magazine, states and institutions alike have introduced contact tracing apps throughout the coronavirus pandemic with mixed results. On December 23rd, Wisconsin joined the fold. In a COVID-19 press briefing on December 22nd, Governor Tony Evers announced the launch of the newly developed WI Exposure Notification app. The app is designed to more […]