The COVID-19 stimulus package is more than 5,000 pages long. It contains stimulus checks up to $600 for many Americans, and assists small businesses and renters. It also contains provisions tangentially related to COVID-19, including things like funding two new Smithsonian museums and tax breaks for NASCAR racing. Wisconsin’s congressional delegation was split neatly on […]
Last month, amid mounting public and political pressure, U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced that he would be delaying changes to the postal service until after the November election. The move came after growing delays in delivery times, a result of DeJoy’s changes to the USPS. But, for some, the temporary postponement wasn’t enough. Earlier […]
In a press release Monday morning, Wisconsin National Guard Major General Don Dunbar said that he and his team were in the process of reviewing a report about sexual assault in the Guard. By this afternoon, Dunbar — Wisconsin’s top commander of the National Guard— had announced his resignation. The report was completed by the […]
Hot off the press, we bring you the election results! WORT news director Molly Stentz hosts the hour with post-victory footage from the races for governor (Tony Evers, D), the U.S. Senate (Tammy Baldwin, D), and attorney general (Josh Kaul, D). For the second half of the show, she catches up with Dan Kaufman, author […]
MADISON (WORT) –The twelve nations involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have reached an agreement on the final language of the controversial trade pact. The trade deal has been criticized in the U.S. for being negotiated in secret. Details of the historic free trade agreement still haven’t been disclosed to the public. U.S. Senator Tammy […]
MADISON (WORT) — As more craft breweries continue to open and expand around the nation, a bipartisan group in Congress is seeking to boost the industry with a new tax break. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a vocal proponent of Wisconsin-made craft beer, is supporting this effort via the Small BREW Act. Kristian Knutsen reports.