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 […]
Governor Walker backtracks on the troubled flagship of his economic development platform. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jason Stein and Mary Spicuzza joined us with the story.
On Monday April 15th, host Tim Hansel interviewed Jason Stein and Patrick Marley about their recent book, “More than They Bargained For: Scott Walker, Unions, and the Fight for Wisconsin.”