The state Assembly has passed bills aimed at improving the foster care system. They include a bill that would waive UW tuition for kids formerly in the foster care system. The slate of bills stem from a bipartisan task force that looked into ways to improve the foster care system in Wisconsin. One of those […]
Governor Scott Walker touted low unemployment and massive gains in education and the economy over the past year in his state of the state address last month. But today, minority leaders in both the community and the legislature painted a very different story. Leaders at the very first state of Black and Brown Wisconsin today […]
The Wisconsin Supreme Court decided a case against the Madison teacher’s union yesterday. MTI wanted access to union voting records, but the courts ruled that access to those records opens the door for voter intimidation. Madison Teachers Inc., the labor union representing local school teachers, sued Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission because it would not give […]
Last week, top Republicans announced at the White House that electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn plans to build a facility in Wisconsin. They’re looking at 1,000 acre parcels of land in the southeastern part of the state, and Governor Scott Walker says they’ll employ 13,000 people. Walker scheduled a special legislative session to pass a series […]
State Representative Chris Taylor, a Democrat from Madison, is back to tackling issues with police use of force. Taylor says she has three goals: to make use of force policies more specific, to create de-escalation training for officers, and to require an independent prosecutor for any police use of force cases. Taylor is circulating two […]
A Milwaukee Democrat is asking Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel to review policies governing the use of deadly force by police. State Representative Leon Young put in an official request to the AG’s office today to revisit the state’s standards for when law enforcement can use weapons. WORT’s Nina Kravinsky has more.