Founded as a non-profit, non-partisan news gathering organization in 2009, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has been a mainstay for democracy and freedom of information for over 10 years now. Since its start, the Center has published more than 300 major news reports that have appeared in over 600 news publications around the state […]
As part of her annual year-in-review series, Patty is once again joined in the studio by Dee Hall, co-founder and managing editor at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. For today’s episode, they discuss some highlights from WisWatch’s work in 2018.
During his tenure in the Governor’s office, outgoing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker frequently touted the work his Administration did to combat waste and fraud in state government. Walker bragged that in 2017, state inspectors found $150 million in Medicaid fraud and overpayments. That sounds impressive, until you realize that $150 million is less than 2% […]
Anyone who has taken a high school history course in the United States knows how how laws are supposed to be made. An elected representative introduces a bill, which is identified by title, the legislature holds a public hearing to solicit comment and input, and then, after deliberation, the bill may be amended to address […]
In January, we heard from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism how many University of Wisconsin football players choose to ignore the risks of brain injury inherent in their sport. Now the CIJ reports that some former UW footballers not only realize the risks, they’re fighting back. Dee Hall, the managing editor for the Wisconsin […]
In theory, Wisconsin has relatively strong legal protections for public sector whistleblowers to make sure they don’t suffer retaliation, but in practice, those laws don’t work quite so well. Recent reports from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism highlight the price state whistleblowers pay when they do what they think is right. Dee Hall, managing […]