Stories tagged: "state budget"


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Here Are 3 Takeaways from the 2022 Election and 3 Things to Watch

Democracy is a journey, so the work will ramp up again shortly to plan for races in 2023 and 2024.

Why Wisconsin’s Senate Race May Be the Most Important in the Country

If current polling holds, Democrats could control 52 seats–enough to codify abortion rights, if Mandela Barnes defeats incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson this November.

Jill Underly, Wisconsin's State Superintendent of Public Instruction. (Photo provided)
State Education Leader on Tim Michels: He Has No Idea What We Do to Give Vulnerable Kids a Safe Place to Learn

Wisconsin’s state superintendent gives low grades to the Republican candidate for governor, whose plan for struggling schools is to give them even less support while speaking out against “wokeness.”

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‘It’s an Absolute Shell Game,’ as Public Schools Ask Voters for Money While GOP Lawmakers Sit on a $5 Billion Surplus

Gov. Tony Evers has a $2 billion plan that would help schools without raising property taxes, if only the Legislature would come back to work.

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Gov. Evers Reveals a New Plan to Invest a Record Surplus in Tax Cuts and Help for Families. Michels’ Response: ‘Kenosha!’

Republican lawmakers are not likely to end their 10-month paid break while sitting on a $5 billion surplus.

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How Little Boulder Junction Went Big on Bringing Broadband to Town

A local effort to overhaul a small town’s internet shows how government and the private sector can work together to get things done.

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Q&A: Educational Theorist Michael Apple Reviews Republicans’ 40 Year War on Public Education

UW-Madison Professor Michael Apple believes conservatives’ latest attacks on school boards, teachers, and curriculum are part of a decades-long effort to undermine public education.