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Pictures And Video From The Trump Rally In Milwaukee And Anti-Trump Protest At Red Arrow Park

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 13:16
12,000 people filled UWM Panther Arena in Milwaukee on Tuesday, Jan. 14th. Here are some of the highlights MacIver News captured on camera.  Read More Pictures And Video From The Trump Rally In Milwaukee And Anti-Trump Protest At Red Arrow Park

Crisis Management

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 08:48
By Dan O'Donnell - Three appellate judges gave tacit approval to the concept that an agency in Wisconsin’s Executive Branch doesn’t really need to follow the laws passed by the Legislature or the rulings issued by the judiciary. This is the dictionary definition of a constitutional crisis, yet no one seems overly concerned about a rogue state agency…least of all those who professed deep concern about a rogue White House.  Read More Crisis Management

State Struggles to Shield Voters from School Referendum Consequences

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 12:34
Watch - Every year the State of Wisconsin spends around a billion dollars to buy down school property taxes. There are a lot of concerns about that practice, especially since voters keep consciously deciding to raise their own taxes by approving school referendums.  Read More State Struggles to Shield Voters from School Referendum Consequences

Evers Opens Up Transportation Grant Fund To Non-Road Projects And The Requests Flood In

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 15:03
Wisconsin’s Local Roads Improvement Program (LRIP) becomes a free-for-all cash grab, following Gov. Evers’ decision to open it up to non-road project requests.  Read More Evers Opens Up Transportation Grant Fund To Non-Road Projects And The Requests Flood In

Gov Evers’ Failed Attempt to Hike Property Taxes

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 00:17
Watch - Buried in Gov. Evers' budget proposal last year was an item that would have set the minimum tax levy increase at 2 percent every year for all municipalities and counties in Wisconsin.  Read More Gov Evers’ Failed Attempt to Hike Property Taxes

Gov. Evers’ FOX 11 interview conflicts with his legal arguments in MacIver’s press access case

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 08:59
In an interview that aired on FOX 11 this past Sunday, January 5, Gov. Evers made statements about the lawsuit that run contrary to the arguments being made by his own attorneys in the case.  Read More Gov. Evers’ FOX 11 interview conflicts with his legal arguments in MacIver’s press access case

Governor Evers’ Year of Meh

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 04:00
Dan O’Donnell reflects on Governor Evers’ first year in office and, well, uhhh, there isn’t a whole lot to reflect on.  Read More Governor Evers’ Year of Meh

Why Property Taxes Always Go Up In Wisconsin

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 00:00
Watch - Find out all the sneaky reasons why your property tax bill goes up every year. There's a lot more at play than just school referendums.  Read More Why Property Taxes Always Go Up In Wisconsin

MacIver Newsmakers: Sen. Stroebel Takes On TIF Incentives

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 00:00
Listen - TIF districts have a free hand in Wisconsin to spend money on projects and incentives supposedly to spur economic growth. Oftentimes that means handing tax-funded cash incentives directly to developers. Sen. Stroebel says it's time to curb that practice - and the entrenched special interests will do anything to stop him.  Read More MacIver Newsmakers: Sen. Stroebel Takes On TIF Incentives

The Best Schools in Wisconsin

Thu, 01/02/2020 - 11:34
By Ola Lisowski - What do Wisconsin’s best schools have in common, and how do they differ? A closer look into state report cards can tell us.  Read More The Best Schools in Wisconsin

MacIver News Minute: Roaring Into The 20s With The Trump Economy

Wed, 01/01/2020 - 00:57
Listen - As 2019 comes to a close, the MacIver News Service takes a moment to reflect on the booming Trump economy and the impact it has had on the lives of most American workers.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Roaring Into The 20s With The Trump Economy

Year End Reflections And Predictions With Speaker Vos

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 23:47
Watch - The start of a new year is a great time for reflections and resolutions. MacIver News recently sat down with Speaker Robin Vos to talk about the biggest news stories of 2019 and what will be the biggest news story to come out of Wisconsin in 2020.  Read More Year End Reflections And Predictions With Speaker Vos

Madison’s Grading Floor and the Delaying of Adulthood

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 00:05
By Ola Lisowski - If the district succeeds in its plight to improve student GPAs, any improvement will exist only on paper and not in reality. More students will graduate with inflated GPAs, which could lead to better college admissions records, but the ruse won't last.  Read More Madison’s Grading Floor and the Delaying of Adulthood

Keeping The Governor Honest In 2019

Fri, 12/27/2019 - 06:22
Watch - Six times the new governor got caught on camera being less than honest with the public.  Read More Keeping The Governor Honest In 2019

Merry Christmas!

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 16:27
Watch - a video montage of this year's Capitol Christmas display.  Read More Merry Christmas!

Activists Rate Evers’ Climate Change Task Force

Mon, 12/23/2019 - 06:40
Watch - Gov. Evers' Climate Change Task Force tackles tough issues like environmental justice, while "Red Rebel" activists make sure climate scientists stick to the "facts".  Read More Activists Rate Evers’ Climate Change Task Force

MacIver’s Top Twenty Videos Of All Time

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 06:00
It’s hard to believe, but the MacIver Institute celebrated its ten-year anniversary in 2019. Here are twenty of the best video reports from the past ten years that are still as relevant today as when we first posted them.  Read More MacIver’s Top Twenty Videos Of All Time

Cross This Race-Baiting Game Off Your Kid’s Christmas List

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 00:29
With Christmas right around the corner, you might be tempted to just chuck that shopping list and just get your nephews some video game gift cards. Before you do, you should know about the latest game that lets players fanaticize about killing white people.  Read More Cross This Race-Baiting Game Off Your Kid’s Christmas List

The Real Abuse of Power

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 23:02
Dan O’Donnell focuses on the massive scandal that America is all but ignoring as it focuses on the impeachment of President Trump.  Read More The Real Abuse of Power

MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Rick Esenberg and WILL Fight For Accurate Voter Rolls

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 07:18
On Friday, a Wisconsin judge made national headlines when he ruled that over 200,000 old and out-of-date voter registrations needed to be removed from the state voter list. Rick Esenberg, President and Chief Legal Counsel at the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, joins the podcast to talk about WILL’s victory and why everyone should care about ballot integrity.  Read More MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Rick Esenberg and WILL Fight For Accurate Voter Rolls

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