State of Upheaval http://wuwm.com en Panel Answers Audience Questions About 2011 http://wuwm.com/post/panel-answers-audience-questions-about-2011 <p>Members of a studio audience posed question to our Project Milwaukee: State of Upheaval panel about what happened in 2011 and where we might go from here, Friday morning at the Pabst Theater. Sat, 17 Dec 2011 21:18:17 +0000 Mitch Teich 2698 at http://wuwm.com Panel Answers Audience Questions About 2011 Live Panel Discussion, Part 3 http://wuwm.com/post/live-panel-discussion-part-3 <p>We conclude our Project Milwaukee: State of Upheaval live panel discussion with a look at what the future of Wisconsin should be. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 21:09:55 +0000 Mitch Teich 2695 at http://wuwm.com Live Panel Discussion, Part 3 Live Panel Discussion, Part 2 http://wuwm.com/post/live-panel-discussion-part-2 <p>We continue our live panel discussion of the legacy of the past year in Wisconsin politics, live from Cudahy's Irish Pub at the Pabst Theater. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 21:06:34 +0000 Mitch Teich 2694 at http://wuwm.com Live Panel Discussion, Part 2 Live Panel Discussion, Part 1 http://wuwm.com/post/live-panel-discussion-part-1 <p>All this week, as part of our Project Milwaukee: State of Upheaval series, we’ve been trying to digest the events of the past year – from the budget repair bill to controversial legislation, to the ongoing recall efforts. Today, live from Cudahy's Irish Pub at the Pabst Theater, we speak with a panel of guests – including lawmakers and people affected by this turbulent 2011 in politics. We ask what the past year has meant and what their vision of the Wisconsin of the future might be. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 21:00:59 +0000 Mitch Teich 2691 at http://wuwm.com Live Panel Discussion, Part 1 Economist Critical of Gov. Walker's Job Claims http://wuwm.com/post/economist-critical-gov-walkers-job-claims <p>Our series, Project Milwaukee: State of Upheaval draws to a close Friday.<br><br>Today, we’re examining how new legislation and a shift in state policies in 2011 have positioned Wisconsin for the future.<br><br>In 2010, Gov. Scott Walker ran on a pro-jobs agenda, promising to help create tens of thousands of jobs. He's been struggling to meet his goal. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:50:40 +0000 Bob Bach 2689 at http://wuwm.com Economist Critical of Gov. Walker's Job Claims Public Policy Analyst Discusses Future of Local Government Funding http://wuwm.com/post/public-policy-analyst-discusses-future-local-government-funding <p>Public Policy Forum Analyst Rob Henken talked to Bob Bach Friday, as part of our special Project Milwaukee: State of Upheaval broadcast at Cudahy's Irish Pub, inside the Pabst Theater.<br><br>Henken discussed the direction he feels Wisconsin is headed in, after volatile year in state politics, which saw numerous changes in state law and policy. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:43:32 +0000 Bob Bach 2688 at http://wuwm.com Public Policy Analyst Discusses Future of Local Government Funding Liberals Find Many Flaws in 2011 Republican Legislation http://wuwm.com/post/liberals-find-many-flaws-2011-republican-legislation <p>As our Project Milwaukee: State of Upheaval series concludes, Bob Bach talks to a variety of people about where they think the state is headed, after the sweeping and divisive political changes Republican Gov. Scott Walker promoted this year.<br><br>He spoke with Karen Royster of the left-leaning Institute for Wisconsin’s Future. She finds flaws in the GOP legislation. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:34:43 +0000 Bob Bach 2687 at http://wuwm.com Liberals Find Many Flaws in 2011 Republican Legislation Could State Government be Scaled Back Further? http://wuwm.com/post/could-state-government-be-scaled-back-further <p>WUWM concludes our week-long series, Project Milwaukee: State of Upheaval Friday.<br><br>Bob Bach talks with a variety of guests about where they think Wisconsin is headed, based on big policy changes made by GOP leaders in 2011. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:32:31 +0000 Bob Bach 2686 at http://wuwm.com Could State Government be Scaled Back Further? Conservative Think Tank says Walker has Positioned the State Well for Growth http://wuwm.com/post/conservative-think-tank-says-walker-has-positioned-state-well-growth <p>In the finale of our series, Project Milwaukee: State of Upheaval, we are looking toward Wisconsin’s future -- in light of the sweeping and divisive political changes Republican Gov. Scott Walker ushered through in 2011.<br><br>Brett Healy, president of the conservative think tank the MacIver Institute, joined Bob Bach to offer his perspective. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:30:24 +0000 Bob Bach 2685 at http://wuwm.com It's a Wonderful Wisconsin? http://wuwm.com/post/its-wonderful-wisconsin <p>Over the past week, our Project Milwaukee: State of Upheaval series has explored what the impact of the past year’s contentious political happenings has had on Wisconsin. We’ve identified winners and losers of the political fight and explored what lies ahead for the Badger State.</p><p>But we have to wonder, did it all matter? So what, that the debates on collective bargaining, the role of unions, and the size of government made Wisconsin a national lightning rod? Would these conversations have happened eventually? What would Wisconsin look like if none of this had happened? Thu, 15 Dec 2011 20:28:14 +0000 Stephanie Lecci 2684 at http://wuwm.com