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 […]
Earlier this month, trans rights activists gathered outside the state capitol to protest the Protect Women in Sports Act, which would ban transgender athletes in K–12 sports. On today’s show, Ali discusses this legislation along with a bill prohibiting conversion therapy and the fight for trans equity in Wisconsin with Megin McDonell, executive director of […]
Photos by WORT News Director Chali Pittman. State Democratic lawmakers showed their support for nurses at UnityPoint Health-Meriter Hospital on Tuesday morning. The press conference came two days after Meriter Hospital nurses delivered a notice of strike to the hospital. The nurses at UnityPoint Health-Meriter Hospital are represented by the Service Employees International Union, or […]
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.
In March of 2020, Wisconsin Policy Forum’s Jason Stein appeared on WORT’s Evening News to talk about a Policy Forum report on Wisconsin State Government’s ability to weather an economic recession. The report rated the state’s financial resiliency as “about average” among U.S. states. With the global pandemic still in its early stages, the word […]
Photo by Sasint on Pixabay. “They’ve been calling us heroes,” said Pat Raes, a nurse at Meriter Hospital who serves as the bargaining co-chair for the Meriter Hospital nurse’s union. “We feel like martyrs sometimes.” She says nurses have been negotiating with hospital management to change the workers’ contract. Raes said that the desire for […]