Photo by Austin Pacheco on Unsplash. Yesterday, the Madison School Board approved two referendum questions that will now be on the ballot for the November election: one to help the district improve school facilities, one to maintain operating expenses and invest in the school system. The Capital Referendum would allow the school district to issue […]
COVID-19 has forced schools throughout the state to haphazardly adjust their budgets to account for unforeseen operations costs. Now, while still tangling with the uncertainty the future holds, the Madison School District has released its 2020-21 draft budget. Last week, WORT producer Jonah Chester spoke with Jason Stein, research director for the Wisconsin Policy Forum. […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe damage to the state’s 2020 budget. The financial deficit means the state could begin trimming budget items to account for the cost of the pandemic. Among those budget items? Wisconsin’s schools. Earlier today, WORT Producer Jonah Chester sat down with Jason Stein, Research Director with the Wisconsin Policy Forum. […]
Is Wisconsin ready for a recession? That’s the subject of a recent study by the Wisconsin Policy Forum, which examines Wisconsin’s financial readiness for an economic downturn due to the novel coronavirus. Their study, titled “Ready for Recession?” finds that Wisconsin is about average among all states in its ability to respond to an economy […]
(WORT) — This week we cover new rules for Madison’s outdoor music festivals and the criminal probe investigating abuse at a state juvenile detention center. We also reconnect with Wisconsin comedian Jackie Kashian.
(WORT) — On Saturday, the Wisconsin Department of Justice raided the Lincoln Hills School for Boys in Irma. The raid was part of a secret John Doe criminal probe looking into sexual assault, physical abuse and child neglect at the Wisconsin juvenile detention center. According to recently unsealed court records, Lincoln County Circuit Judge Robert […]