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.
Wisconsin state government got some good fiscal news when the nonpartisan legislative fiscal Bureau reported on August 31st that tax revenues were still relatively high this year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. That makes it less likely that the legislature will have to enact a budget repair bill for the current year. While the 2020 budget […]
Democratic Governor Tony Evers says he considered the unprecedented act of vetoing the entire budget proposed by Wisconsin GOP lawmakers. But eventually, he decided to take advantage of the most powerful veto authority in the country to try to reshape the state biennial budget more to his liking. Seventy-eight times Evers wielded his veto […]
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% […]
It’s 18 days past the deadline for Wisconsin’s new state budget, but the Senate G-O-P says they might have a plan. That plan involves borrowing money to pay for roads and eliminating the personal property tax. It’s unclear though, even to Senate leadership, if that proposal is suitable to the Assembly. Senate Majority leader Scott […]