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The MacIver Institute’s State of K-12 Education: 2020 Edition 

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 01:00
Ola Lisowski analyzes some of the latest education data in Wisconsin, while reviewing past data that will not be updated this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's a State of Education unlike any other.  Read More The MacIver Institute’s State of K-12 Education: 2020 Edition 

Shouting Match in WEC Meeting Over Voter Fraud

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 18:47
WATCH - Wisconsin Elections Commissioner Thomsen explodes at mention of undetected absentee voter fraud in Wisconsin. He says there could be up to 80,000 absentee ballots that don’t come in time to count by election day, and wants an extra week to count them.  Read More Shouting Match in WEC Meeting Over Voter Fraud

How the Wisconsin Elections Commission Illegally Disenfranchised the Green Party

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 02:00
The Wisconsin Elections Commission gave a thoroughly unlawful order to remove the Green Party from Wisconsin's November 3 ballot. The State Supreme Court just let them get away with it. Dan O'Donnell breaks down the case.   Read More How the Wisconsin Elections Commission Illegally Disenfranchised the Green Party

Governor Evers’ Task Force On Climate Change Proposes “Trillions” Worth Of Taxes And Spending

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 00:00
Before the Governor's Task Force on Climate Change formally hands their recommendations to Evers on October 31, the public should know about what they are proposing and how much some of it might cost you in high taxes and restricted personal freedoms. Read for an analysis of some of the biggest ticket items.  Read More Governor Evers’ Task Force On Climate Change Proposes “Trillions” Worth Of Taxes And Spending

Bad COVID-19 Data Informing State’s Response Strategy

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 11:00
DHS Says Focus on Weekly Averages, Even Though Daily Updates Drive Evers Administration’s Public Health Decisions.  Read More Bad COVID-19 Data Informing State’s Response Strategy

Breaking News: Wisconsin Supreme Court Temporarily Reopens Dane County Schools

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 10:05
The Wisconsin Supreme Court temporarily reopened Dane County K-12 schools for in-person instruction while they deliberate on Dane County public health department's Emergency Order #9. The State Supreme Court also ordered a pause on mailing absentee ballots for the November election.  Read More Breaking News: Wisconsin Supreme Court Temporarily Reopens Dane County Schools

Jacob Blake Is No Hero

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 01:00
Jacob Blake has now met with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, he's released his first statement since being shot by Kenosha police, and is being treated like a heroic martyr in the press. But as Dan O’Donnell reports, this rush to lionize Jacob Blake is dangerously misguided.  Read More Jacob Blake Is No Hero

Wisconsin Farmers Targeted By Politicians And Agency “Expertise”

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 09:26
Attorney General Kaul’s use of DNR, like Evers’ employing DHS, allows him to package his policy preference within another science-based, fact driven black box that is exclusively under the control of the administrative state.  Read More Wisconsin Farmers Targeted By Politicians And Agency “Expertise”

DHS System Ranks Counties With Low COVID Cases “High Activity”

Fri, 09/04/2020 - 15:04
DHS last month released a new way to measure the coronavirus in Wisconsin through COVID-19 activity levels. But like DHS' other models, the COVID-19 Activity Level metric doesn't accurately describe the severity of COVID-19 in the state. We analyze the metrics and tell you what's missing.  Read More DHS System Ranks Counties With Low COVID Cases “High Activity”

Did “End Bail” Movement Lead to Anisa Scott’s Death?

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 21:33
Carreon had just been in the county jail three weeks before. However, on July 21st, someone paid his $2,200 cash bail and let him back out onto the street. Had that not happened, he would still be in jail. His next court appearance for those cases is scheduled for Sep. 16th. If he were still in jail, it’s unlikely that Anisa Scott would have been killed on that Tuesday afternoon.  Read More Did “End Bail” Movement Lead to Anisa Scott’s Death?

From Shameful to Shameless

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 01:00
Just when you thought Governor Evers and Lieutenant Governor Barnes couldn't embarrass themselves or our state any more, Dan O'Donnell breaks down how they've now made things worse by making President Trump their scapegoat.  Read More From Shameful to Shameless

MI Analysis Of Dane County Emergency Order #9 Closing Down Schools

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 13:29
Dane County issued Emergency Order #9 recently, prohibiting almost all in-person, on-site learning for elementary and high school age children. Does the science and data support the push to close the schools this fall? MacIver investigates...  Read More MI Analysis Of Dane County Emergency Order #9 Closing Down Schools

MacIver Newsmakers: Private Schools Fight Back Against Dane County Shutdown Order

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 12:57
LISTEN - Everything was good to go for private and religious schools to hold in-person instruction this fall throughout Dane County. After spending thousands of dollars and countless staff hours, the schools had met all the county’s requirements for coronavirus mitigation. Then the county changed its mind.  Read More MacIver Newsmakers: Private Schools Fight Back Against Dane County Shutdown Order

Fanning the Flames

Wed, 08/26/2020 - 01:00
Dan O'Donnell lays out how Governor Evers and Lieutenant Governor Barnes have been dangerously reckless in their response to rioting in Kenosha, and innocent people and businesses are paying the price.  Read More Fanning the Flames

No Measurable Goals For Wisconsin’s Mask Mandate

Mon, 08/24/2020 - 08:50
WATCH - Stephanie Smiley, interim administrator of the Division of Public Health in DHS, admitted on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, that the agency does not have a specific goal tied to the statewide mask mandate.  Read More No Measurable Goals For Wisconsin’s Mask Mandate

The Wisconsin Supreme Court Whiffed on How Agencies Use Guidance Documents

Mon, 08/24/2020 - 04:00
Guest writers Mike Pflughoeft and Robert Fassbender of the Great Lakes Legal Foundation talk about this summer's State Supreme Court Decision on guidance documents. These authors contend, whether they have the technical force of law or not, guidance documents will affect the behavior of the people and businesses that they regulate.  Read More The Wisconsin Supreme Court Whiffed on How Agencies Use Guidance Documents

Democrats Snub Wisconsin Again

Fri, 08/21/2020 - 07:41
By Dan O'Donnell - As the Democratic National Convention concludes with barely even a mention in Milwaukee, Dan O’Donnell wonders when local Democrats will wake up.  Read More Democrats Snub Wisconsin Again

The Great Public School Swindle

Wed, 08/19/2020 - 08:12
By Dan O'Donnell - School districts across Wisconsin are canceling in-person learning to start the fall semester but charging parents extra for in-person distance learning. What?  Read More The Great Public School Swindle

MacIver News Minute: Wowzers!

Tue, 08/18/2020 - 01:19
LISTEN - In one of the only emails he did turn over, Frostman responded to the news that unemployment claims went up by 3 million nationwide by exclaiming “Wowzers."   Read More MacIver News Minute: Wowzers!

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