Last month, the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau projected that Wisconsin would have a budget surplus of nearly $452 million by the end of 2021. While Republicans have repeatedly called for cutting taxes and returning that surplus to Wisconsin taxpayers, Governor Tony Evers signed an executive order earlier today calling on lawmakers to “recommit to two-thirds […]
Former Secretary-designee of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Brad Pfaff is the first Wisconsin Cabinet appointee since at least 1987 to be rejected by the Wisconsin State Senate. In that aftermath, Republican legislators say Department of Tourism Secretary-designee Sara Meaney could be the second. Meany has come under fire for the Governor’s Council on Tourism’s […]
Last December, Governor Tony Evers nominated Brad Pfaff to be Wisconsin’s Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. In February, a Committee on Agriculture, Revenue, and Financial Institutions consisting of four Democrats and five Republicans unanimously recommended Pfaff’s confirmation. In the over eight months since then, Pfaff has been serving as the […]
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. Governor Evers called his first such session today in order to address gun violence in Wisconsin. “Last month I stood with members of our communities, elected officials and law […]
(WORT) — This week we cover the finger pointing over Oscar Mayer leaving Madison, tenure trouble at the University of Wisconsin, the loss of the state’s only nude beach, and Elizabeth DiNovella puts Bo Ryan in the penalty box.
This commentary provided by Mike McCabe from Blue Jean Nation.