As I wrote in this week’s paper, a new Forward Institute report questioned whether the state’s education funding formula is providing a constitutionally required “sound basic education.” Looks like the Forward Institute isn’t the only one with these concerns. Today, Bambi Statz, executive director of the Association for Equity of Funding, released a statement on her concerns whether ...
In yet another stunning example of his arrogance and
disregard for the common good, Gov. Scott Walker has asked for unprecedented
authority to sell off taxpayer-funded, publicly owned property without public
Milwaukee’s colleges and universities are the source
of a plethora of service-minded student organizations that are improving our
community. Though there are many student initiatives and organizations that are
Heroes of the
Advocates for an Affordable Care Act-expanded Medicaid program in Wisconsin have been calling on Gov. Scott Walker to listen to reason and accept roughly $4 billion in federal funds to offer BadgerCare programs to more low-income Wisconsinites. Their latest attempt to provide Republicans with a reality check is to shoot down the GOP's allegation that the funding under the ACA is somehow not reli...
Are taxpayers really getting their bang for their buck when it comes to funding school vouchers? The short answer from the Forward Institute is no. The new, progressive public policy research organization released its comprehensive report today on Wisconsin’s education funding and poverty and it’s well worth a close read. A portion of the report examines taxpayer funding for voucher scho...
Funny—when I’d file open records requests with Milwaukee County to look into the communications of the Walker administration, the county always provided them for no cost. In fact, just a few weeks ago, the county mailed me a disc with more than 2,000 pages of documents sent to and from Walker’s campaign and county emails. Not a penny was charged. Not even for postage. But suddenly the pr...
Featuring interviews with activists and ground-zero footage
from Madison, Forward documents the
massive protests against Scott Walker that led to the recall campaign. Directed
by Dusan Harminc and Matt Mullins, Forward