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 […]
In his recent budget proposal, Governor Tony Evers proposes to expand Medicaid coverage and allot $28 million to women’s and infant health. Today on the show, we take a close look at women’s health in the state of Wisconsin. Our guests are Lisa Peyton-Caire, founder and president of the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness, and […]
To hear more about what Governor Tony Evers is hoping to accomplish this budget season, Producer Nina Kravinsky sat down with Wisconsin Budget Project’s Tamarine Cornelius.
Governor Tony Evers put forward a plan today that would decriminalize marijuana. This comes after years of failed attempts at similar legislation — but this time, they have support from the governor. Many legalization and decriminalization proponents are celebrating Evers’ announcement today, but it still faces likely roadblocks in the Republican-controlled legislature. Evers says he’ll […]
As we enter into the third week of August, only two states in the United States have yet to pass a state budget: Connecticut and Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s budget, now over a month overdue, has stalled, primarily due to deep divides between Governor Scott Walker, the State Senate and the State Assembly about how to address […]