Today’s pledge drive edition offers an inside look into Wisconsin politics during the Walker era. Carousel talks with Ed Wall about his new book, Unethical: Life in Scott Walker’s Cabinet and the Dirty Side of Politics, a tell-all about his time in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
Liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now has been keeping a database of Governor Scott Walker’s flights since dropping out of the presidential election in 2015. The database includes 869 flights during that time, many over distances of under 40 miles. One Wisconsin Now is characterizing the use of the state plane and taxpayer dollars as […]
State Department of Public Instruction leader Tony Evers won the Democratic nomination for governor last night. He pulled ahead of seven other candidates and will take on Governor Scott Walker in the November election. W-O-R-T reporters were on the scene at election night parties last night where Tony Evers celebrated his victory with supporters at […]
The environmental group Clean Wisconsin filed a federal lawsuit today, challenging federal smog regulations in Wisconsin. The group says the Environmental Protection Agency is failing to comply with the Clean Air Act. The law was created in 1963 to limit air pollution. That means monitoring the air in specific places where pollution levels are too […]
Tony Castañeda speaks with journalist Dan Kaufman, who’s reported on Wisconsin’s recent political changes for The New York Times and The New Yorker. His new book The Fall Of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest Of A Progressive Bastion And The Future Of American Politics gives a deep political history of state, from the formation of the […]
On April 25, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approved the City of Racine’s request to withdraw 7.5 million gallons of water a day from Lake Michigan to serve the proposed Racine County Foxconn LCD plant, which sits just outside the Lake Michigan watershed. In theory, under the Great Lakes Compact, diverting water out of […]