Evers Approves State Budget, Pandemic And Working Moms

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Clouds and a blue sky are the backdrop for the Wisconsin State Capitol
The Wisconsin state Capitol on Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

On Thursday morning, Gov. Evers approved a GOP-backed state budget that includes more than $3 billion in tax cuts. We talk about what else made it into the budget with WPR’s state capitol reporter. Then, we talk to a New York Times reporter about how the pandemic impacted working moms, and why many of them were forced to put their careers on hold while they helped with their kids’ remote learning.

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Episode Credits

  • J. Carlisle Larsen Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Laurel White Guest
  • Claire Cain Miller Guest