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Follow the Science and Let Girls Compete Against Girls

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 01:00
Dan O’Donnell analyzes the Republican “Protecting Women in Sports Act” on its scientific merits and not, as Democrats have, on its politics. Far from "bigoted," Dan concludes the bill is a powerful affirmation of all that female athletes can achieve if they’re allowed to run a fair race.  Read More Follow the Science and Let Girls Compete Against Girls

MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Rep. Zimmerman on Gov. Evers’ State Budget Tax Hikes

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 08:28
LISTEN - Rep. Zimmerman sits on the Joint Committee on Finance, which is about to begin work on the 2021-23 Wisconsin state budget. Zimmerman explains how Gov. Evers' plans to raise taxes throughout the budget.  Read More MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Rep. Zimmerman on Gov. Evers’ State Budget Tax Hikes

COVID Numbers are Crashing, So Why Won’t State and National Leaders Change Course?

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 01:00
Dan O’Donnell dives into the data to demonstrate that it appears the COVID pandemic may be starting to subside. So why are Governor Evers and President Biden failing to recognize this reality?  Read More COVID Numbers are Crashing, So Why Won’t State and National Leaders Change Course?

Budget Blog: K-12 Education in Gov. Evers’ Budget

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 23:00
No push to return all children to in-person instruction or what we do to make up for the lost year of learning Massive spending increases, attacks on school choice, and paving the way for property tax hikes Historic spending increase would be on top of large K-12 funding increase included in the last two budgets …

MacIver Newsmakers: Mark Born, JFC Co-Chair, on Evers’ Budget

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 09:20
LISTEN - Rep. Mark Born, Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Finance, shares his concerns over Gov. Evers' approach to the 2021-2023 Wisconsin Budget.  Read More MacIver Newsmakers: Mark Born, JFC Co-Chair, on Evers’ Budget

Evers’ Budget Doesn’t Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 07:54
Dan O’Donnell finds that Governor Evers’ new biennial budget takes to heart Rahm Emanuel’s famous advice to “never let a good crisis go to waste.”  Read More Evers’ Budget Doesn’t Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

Governor Evers Introduces The 2021-2023 State Budget

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 09:31
As with his first budget, Gov. Evers' proposal for 2021-2023 seeks to dramatically increase government spending in Wisconsin, raise taxes on the many to hand out aid to the select few, and create dozens of new initiatives to address social justice, equity, global warming and the public health crisis.    Read More Governor Evers Introduces The 2021-2023 State Budget

The Hidden Danger of Marijuana Legalization

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 00:00
Wisconsin already has a drinking problem. Data from Colorado shows that Governor Evers' pitch to legalize marijuana would more than likely make our drunk driving problem even worse. Dan O'Donnell discusses.  Read More The Hidden Danger of Marijuana Legalization

The MacIver Weekly Disease Brief: COVID-19 In Wisconsin

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 06:00
The MacIver Institute has maintained a detailed record of DHS' day-to-day Coronavirus data and emergency order releases. Here is the information you've been looking for.  Read More The MacIver Weekly Disease Brief: COVID-19 In Wisconsin

An Unserious Budget from an Unserious Governor

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 00:01
Dan O’Donnell dissects Governor Evers’ Budget Address, which sounded a lot more like a re-election campaign kickoff than a major policy speech.  Read More An Unserious Budget from an Unserious Governor

Senate Votes to Stop Church Closures and Mandatory Vaccinations

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 16:16
The Wisconsin State Senate approved a series of bills to protect individual rights amidst the COVID crisis on Tuesday afternoon.  Read More Senate Votes to Stop Church Closures and Mandatory Vaccinations

MI Perspectives: Gaslighting Marijuana

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 11:32
Pot is not the panacea that is being presented to the public   A Column By Representative Barbara Dittrich (R-Oconomowc)   The nationwide push to legalize marijuana state by state may make its passage SEEM like an inevitability to the public. However, Americans are smart to question this push, examine the facts, and slow down …

Wisconsin Union Membership Has Dropped 41% Since 2009

Mon, 02/15/2021 - 10:02
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently published its annual report on union membership in 2020. The data shows union membership rates increased slightly in 2020, but on the whole, union membership continues to decline in Wisconsin and in the United States.  Read More Wisconsin Union Membership Has Dropped 41% Since 2009

Act 10 at 10: Remembering the Riots

Mon, 02/15/2021 - 08:09
WATCH - After Republicans introduced the budget repair bill, the government unions unleashed a mob on the capitol that occupied the building for three weeks and attempted to intimidate Republican lawmakers into caving. Here are the original MacIver News Service reports that chronicled the Act 10 Riots.  Read More Act 10 at 10: Remembering the Riots

MI Analysis: Is It Safe To Re-Open Schools?

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 11:27
In light of the debate surrounding whether or not it is safe to send kids back to schools for in-person instruction, the MacIver Institute analyzed various studies to see what the data had to say about the in-school transmission of COVID-19.  Read More MI Analysis: Is It Safe To Re-Open Schools?

The Senate Trying a Private Citizen is the Real Danger to Democracy

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 07:11
  Democrats have spent weeks screaming about how the Capitol riot was the gravest threat to democracy since 9/11.  In reality, their response to it has been.   February 12, 2021 Perspective by Dan O’Donnell   For more than a month now, Democrats and their allies in the media have been in a state of …

Act 10 At 10: Mike Huebsch On The Origins Of Act 10

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 14:07
WATCH - Shortly after Gov. Walker won his recall election in 2012, The MacIver News Service interviewed DOA Secretary Mike Huebsch about Act 10. In these never-before-seen interview clips, Huebsch describes the dire financial situation that Wisconsin faced when Walker took office and why they determined collective bargaining reform was the only way to fix it.  Read More Act 10 At 10: Mike Huebsch On The Origins Of Act 10

MacIver News Minute: Act 10 At 10

Wed, 02/10/2021 - 23:25
LISTEN - Today marks the ten year anniversary of Act 10, Scott Walker’s most consequential government reform and clearly our state’s most successful public policy initiative by far.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Act 10 At 10

DHS Drops Flawed COVID Formula, Just As MacIver Predicted Last Year

Wed, 02/10/2021 - 14:14
This decision by DHS to abandon its flawed “by person” formula validates and vindicates the MacIver Institute report, which PolitiFact still labels as a “Pants on fire” lie.  Read More DHS Drops Flawed COVID Formula, Just As MacIver Predicted Last Year

Definitive Proof That PolitiFact Wisconsin is Politicizing Truth

Wed, 02/10/2021 - 00:00
Did Democrats really get 20% less dishonest over the past decade, or has PolitiFact Wisconsin been grading them less critically? Dan O’Donnell does a deep dive into the data to prove that PolitiFact Wisconsin has become little more than a left-wing attack dog.  Read More Definitive Proof That PolitiFact Wisconsin is Politicizing Truth

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