State shared revenue, Cash bail system

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State Revenue Building
State Revenue Building in Madison, Wis. Bill Martens/WPR

We talk to researchers from the Wisconsin Policy Forum about how the state shared revenue program works in Wisconsin and how it’s affecting cities like Milwaukee. Then, a criminology and criminal justice professor helps us look at both sides of the debate over the cash bail system.

Featured in this Show

  • How local services are funded in Wisconsin

    Milwaukee’s mayor recently said Wisconsin’s shared revenue system for funding local services is isn’t working. We take a closer look at the system, talk about how it impacts small towns and big cities across the state and discuss ideas for improvement.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Rob Henken Guest
  • Jason Stein Guest