The 2021-23 Wisconsin budget has passed through the state legislature and landed on Governor Tony Evers desk. But it’s far different from the document where Evers first laid out his priorities in February. In their $89.2 billion budget, Republican leaders have slashed Evers’ requests for education, broadband and homelessness services, stripped provisions related to Medicaid, […]
Yesterday morning, the state legislature’s nonpartisan fiscal bureau announced that Wisconsin is set to take in 4.4 billion dollars more in tax collections over the next three years than originally anticipated. The battle over how to use that money is just beginning. But, the infusion isn’t stopping the Republican-controlled finance committee from slashing Governor Tony […]
For the first part of today’s show, we air Carousel’s recent interview with Governor Tony Evers about the 2021–2023 Wisconsin state budget, sometimes referred to as “Badger Bounceback,” which prioritizes helping Wisconsinites recover from the pandemic. Then, Carousel discusses the policy outcomes of the budget with Jenni Dye, policy director for the Evers administration.
In March of 2020, Wisconsin Policy Forum’s Jason Stein appeared on WORT’s Evening News to talk about a Policy Forum report on Wisconsin State Government’s ability to weather an economic recession. The report rated the state’s financial resiliency as “about average” among U.S. states. With the global pandemic still in its early stages, the word […]
In their latest report, Wisconsin Policy Forum finds that next year, Gov. Tony Evers and lawmakers will likely confront the state’s toughest budget challenge in a decade. On today’s first segment, we learn more about the 2021–2022 state budget with Wisconsin Policy Forum’s research director, Jason Stein. Then, state representative Dianne Hesselbein joins us to […]
As the Wisconsin State Senate meets to vote on the state budget today, Ali explores all things budget with State Representative Chris Taylor of the Joint Finance Committee. With the input of listener-callers, they cover Tony Evers and the “People’s Budget,” special education, gerrymandering, and the role of money and privatization in shaping public and […]