Some of the best and most damning journalism on Wisconsin’s multibillion-dollar, taxpayer-funded deal with Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn has come from Lawrence Tabak, a freelance writer based in Madison. In a series of deep-digging stories for Belt Magazine and other outlets, Tabak has detailed the unjust use of property seizures and eminent domain to clear […]
Political scientists often study voter and lawmaker behavior — and report on it after the fact. But now, as Wisconsin state lawmakers consider radically changing the balance of power in state government, some are speaking out about what they see as threats to the democratic system itself. They’re taking to Twitter, they’re writing op-eds […]
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 […]