Thousands of students across the Madison area walked out of their classrooms today to protest gun violence. They came from middle schools, high schools, and the UW campus — and joined a national student movement. Their message? Do something to end mass shootings. It’s been one month since the shooting at a high school in […]
Wisconsin residents voting in last Tuesday’s primary might have noticed some irregularity in their registration due to a recent purge of the voting rolls. Thursday host Tony Castañeda speaks with Dane County Clerk Scott McDonnell, who says that the purge is linked to a multi-state voter registration database called the Electronic Information Registration Center (ERIC).
The Madison teachers’ union continues its battle for open records access. The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in a challenge from M-T-I to access union vote records. Back in 2015, the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission denied a request from Madison Teachers Inc. to the names of which teachers did and didn’t vote in […]
With roots going back to the National American Woman Suffrage Association and Susan B. Anthony in the 1890s, the League of Women Voters has a long history of championing democracy and good government. The Wisconsin chapter of the League of Women Voters came into being in 1920, shortly after Wisconsin became the first state to […]
Eight O’Clock host Brian Standing talks with Jeanne Massey, Executive Director of FairVote Minnesota. For over a decade, FairVote Minnesota has championed ranked-choice voting as a way to improve elections and governance statewide. Ranked-choice voting is already in place in a dozen cities in the United States, helping to elect innovative new mayors like Betsy […]
Maine has been a leader in clean elections since the late 1990s. Now, Mainers are leading again by passing a cutting-edge reform in the voting process itself: Ranked choice voting, also known as instant-runoff voting. Passed by referendum in November, Maine’s ranked choice voting will apply to races for Congress, Governor, and State Legislature but […]