Tim Slekar, Dean of Education at Edgewood College, calls in to discuss education funding announced in the latest state budget, the race for state Superintendent, and his own desire for $150,000 and a chauffeur.
The “Wisconsin Natural Resources” magazine has been published by the Department of Natural Resources for almost a century, and is funded without tax money. However, Governor Walker has proposed cutting the magazine to “narrow” the DNR’s focus. Former editor Natasha Kassulke joins Tony to discuss the goals of the magazine and the editorial constraints she […]
A new bill from Wisconsin Republicans would limit the ability of municipalities to use project labor agreements on major construction works. Democratic State Representative Tod Ohnstad of Kenosha talked with Tony about what project labor agreements are, and how they help municipalities and workers alike.
The Guardian’s recent release of over 1,300 pages of documents provides evidence that Governor Walker, his campaign committee and various corporations may have engaged in potential criminal conduct between 2011-2013. Several Wisconsin State Representatives have asked Dane County’s District Attorney’s office to begin an investigation into Governor Walker and his campaign committee. Representative Chris Taylor […]
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to not take on the John Doe case regarding Governor Scott Walker’s campaign scandal. Today, Bert Zippered discusses this and voting access laws in Wisconsin with guest Jay Heck. Jay Heck is the executive director of Common Cause in Wisconsin, a non-partisan, non-profit citizen’s lobby affiliated with national […]
On this episode of A Public Affair, Matt Rothschild speaks with Mary Bottari of the Center for Media and Democracy about recent revelations from the John Doe investigation. The Guardian newspaper recently published an investigative news story detailing coordination between the Walker administration, major donors, and a non-profit group.