Taxpayers shelled out nearly $437 million for administrator salaries in the 2017-2018 academic year, according to new data from the Department of Public Instruction.Read More
The city of Madison spent a half million dollars of taxpayer money on a failed pilot program to bring broadband to four low-income neighborhoods.Read More
The city of Madison and its pursuit of a broadband-for-all, Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) initiative may well fit the definition of insanity.Read More
Of more than 3,000 practitioners in the multistate region, the three highest prescribers of opiates were at the Tomah VA. They handed out so many narcotics that the hospital had earned the nickname “Candy Land.”Read More
The UW-Madison Havens Center for Social Justice proudly presented famous leftist, Tariq Ali, with his lifetime achievement award on Monday night.Read More
School district spending projects would increase property taxes for the construction of new schools, gymnasiums, performance arts centers, weightlifting facilities, and other facilities upgrades. Others would raise money for general operations, education programming, and salary increases.Read More
A trio of last-minute deals Tuesday between bickering GOP Senate and Assembly leadership secured passage of key parts of Gov. Scott Walker’s agenda during the Senate’s last floor period of the legislative session.Read More
‘Climate Change Champion’ Tia Nelson Paid Freelancer At Least $25,000 For Speeches, Articles At State Lands Agency
Tia Nelson, former executive secretary of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL), spent a total of $25,620 between 2008 and 2012 on outside marketing and promotional materials – all with one organization: Madison-based Writing Barefoot.Read More
Nearly 21,000 Wisconsinites have gained employment after participating in the FoodShare Employment and Training Program (FSET), according to new data from Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services (DHS).Read More
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Bipartisan proposals to reduce healthcare costs? The @WTAQMorningNews with Matt & @EarlBrooker spoke with Cori Peterson at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty @WILawLiberty on the policy brief. If you missed it, check out the podcast! @NewsTalkWTAQ https://t.co/ErFzBwZ3un
Finally, @GovEvers said Milwaukee #SchoolChoice hasn't improved outcomes for the kids left in public schools.
That's not true.
All 6 Milwaukee-based studies on the subject found that #SchoolChoice competition *improved outcomes for kids in public schools* too. https://t.co/Qox4LT7iAe
Wisconsin is not going to agree on Medicaid expansion, but that doesn't mean the state should forgo healthcare reform. Here are 7 ideas that for reform that Wisconsin could do right now, many of which have bipartisan support.