Yesterday, the Republican-controlled state senate passed seven bills aimed at overhauling Wisconsin’s elections. All of the bills still need approval from the Republican-held state assembly before heading to Governor Tony Evers, who is likely to issue a swift veto to most of the proposals. Yesterday’s bills are just part of a massive push state Republicans […]
Today, Wisconsin’s state assembly met to vote on a slew of bills. The first two bills, one which set aside money to help soldiers with PTSD and another to require that the holocaust be taught in middle school and high school, passed with unanimous support. Then the assembly spent hours discussing a series of bills […]
Beginning next Monday, Wisconsinites sixteen and older can register to get the COVID-19 vaccine. “It won’t happen all at once, but I know I’m not alone in feeling the hope, excitement and relief that we all have anxiously awaited for this year,” Governor Tony Evers told reporters earlier today. The announcement speeds up the deadline […]
Wisconsinites can now get their booze to go, after Governor Tony Evers signed into law on Friday a bill that allows restaurants and bars to sell cocktails and wine for Wisconsinites on the go. The bill, which took effect yesterday, comes after a tough financial year for the state’s bars and restaurants — as they’ve […]
In the 1993 film Groundhog Day, Bill Murray is condemned to repeat the same day over and over again in a seemingly never-ending cycle. This year’s budget deliberation process is shaping up to be Governor Tony Evers’ own personal Groundhog Day. Yesterday, the state’s eight-person Building Commission essentially shot down all 88 items in Governor […]
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.