Republicans—what are they thinking? That’s the theme for today’s show with Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd. First, Senator Jon Erpenbach from the Joint Finance Committee discusses missed opportunities related to the state budget and Wisconsin’s unexpected, once-in-a-lifetime surplus. Why isn’t the state legislature willing to spend it on education, broadband access, and healthcare? Then, John Nichols, […]
Over the weekend, Wisconsin’s Republican lawmakers held their annual state convention in Wisconsin Dells. But, the event was far from serene — as the party’s leaders fielded a two-pronged attack from external and internal political forces. For more, our producer Jonah Chester spoke with Molly Beck, a state politics and government reporter with the Milwaukee […]
Although the resignation of Speaker John Boehner of Ohio might have come across to some observers as abrupt, the departure of the House Republican leader was precipitated by a long career in government marked by political battles, the most recent of which manifested itself in publicly visible tension with some of the more conservative members […]
MADISON (WORT) — Governor Scott Walker’s nascent campaign for president has mostly been a tale of growing Republican support, but one area where he has found trouble is the topic of immigration.
MADISON (WORT) — In his most decisive statement to date, Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) has promised to introduce right-to-work legislation in early 2015. Dylan Brogan reports.
MADISON (WORT) — Wisconsinites applying for unemployment benefits and food stamps may soon be forced to undergo a drug test.