A new report from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance found that new borrowing and debt for the state’s public schools is at an all-time high. Head researcher Dale Knapp joins us to break down the results and implications. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – School Debt Soars
The first month of the Trump Administration has brought pledges to deport undocumented immigrants and start construction of a border wall. State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa, of Milwaukee’s 8th District, joins Tony to talk about actions from the White House, the recent Day Without Latinos demonstration, and a court case involving Sheriff David Clarke.
As part of the latest state budget, Governor Walker announced funding to expand rural broadband access, something he previously declined federal money for. Charlie Preusser, editor of the Crawford County Independent and Kickapoo Scout, talks about the status of internet in his area and the challenges some residents face.
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.