State Capitol Report: State budget negotiations, Investigation finds discrimination at voucher schools

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Members of the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Shared Revenue, Elections and Consumer Protection hear testimony from William Jones, Mequon’s city administrator, about a bill that would change the way the state shares funding with local communities, on May 23, 2023. Anya van Wagtendonk/WPR

In the final weeks of state budget deliberations, two WPR journalists explain the latest developments. Then, as the state Legislature plans to increase per-pupil payments to private voucher schools, we talk with a Wisconsin Watch reporter examining discriminatory policies.

Featured in this Show

  • Tracking the state budget developments

    Republican legislators are finalizing Wisconsin’s next two-year budget. We check in with Wisconsin Public Radio’s state Capitol reporters to find out what programs are being prioritized and how the negotiations are playing out.

  • Taxpayer funded voucher schools across the state exercise discriminatory policies, recent investigation finds

    A recent Wisconsin Watch investigation shows private schools accepting taxpayer funded vouchers have discriminatory policies that exclude LGBTQ students and students with disabilities. We speak with the reporter about how legal gaps in state law are affecting students around the state.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Shawn Johnson Guest
  • Anya van Wagtendonk Guest
  • Phoebe Petrovic Guest