‘Lunch Shaming’ In Wisconsin, Budget Committee Approves UW System Funding

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A new bill would bar Wisconsin schools from shaming students whose lunch accounts go negative. We learn how school “lunch shaming” affects students and how this legislation would address the practice. Then, we talk to a reporter about the state Budget Committee’s move to approve a $58 million increase in spending on the UW System, rather than Democratic Governor Tony Evers’ proposed $130 million bump.

Featured in this Show

  • Lawmakers Push To End 'Lunch Shaming' In Wisconsin

    Lawmakers have introduced legislation that would prevent schools from punishing students whose lunch accounts are delinquent. As it heads to a public hearing, we look at the bill with a lawmaker, and examine the practice of school lunch shaming and its effects with the leader of a statewide hunger-fighting network.

  • GOP Rejects Governor’s UW System Funding Proposal

    The GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee just approved a $58 million increase in spending for the UW System, rejecting Governor Tony Evers $130 million hike. We hear reaction from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Plus, we take a closer look at the extension of the UW tuition freeze.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Rep. Gary Tauchen Guest
  • David Lee Guest
  • Laurel White Guest