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Evers Agenda: Big Government Is Back In Fashion In Governor’s Office

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 23:00
By M.D. Kittle - Gov.- elect Tony Evers made a lot of promises on the campaign trail - promises the Republican-controlled Legislature likely won’t cash.   Read More Evers Agenda: Big Government Is Back In Fashion In Governor’s Office

News And Views: Liberals Protest Sessions Firing; Jim Acosta And Journalistic Decorum

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 16:36
MacIver News Director Bill Osmulski joins Oliver Burrows on WXCO in Wausau to discuss the big news of the week that no one noticed: liberals hit the streets to protest Jeff Sessions' ouster as attorney general. Also, Bill (a Society of Professional Journalists member) offers his thoughts on Jim Acosta's behavior that led to being stripped of his White House press credentials.  Read More News And Views: Liberals Protest Sessions Firing; Jim Acosta And Journalistic Decorum

MacIver News Minute: Voters Approved Nearly $1.4 Billion In New School Spending Last Tuesday

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:38
Election Day was a banner day for school referenda around Wisconsin. Voters approved an overwhelming 77 out of 82 separate school district referendum questions, for a total of $1.37 billion in new school spending, including $1.2 billion in new debt.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Voters Approved Nearly $1.4 Billion In New School Spending Last Tuesday

2018 School Report Cards: Districts Generally Improve, Schools Drifting To Middle

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 23:00
By Bill Osmulski - Student achievement in Wisconsin school districts is on the rise according to the Department of Public Instruction’s latest report cards released on Tuesday, but at the same time, individual schools are increasing drifting away from both the highest and lowest scores towards the middle.  Read More 2018 School Report Cards: Districts Generally Improve, Schools Drifting To Middle

On Vicki McKenna: The “Baraboo Nazi” Imbroglio, Political Discourse, And Election Integrity

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 16:03
MacIver's Matt Kittle joins Vicki McKenna on News/Talk 1310 WIBA to discuss the controversy over Baraboo High School students photographed allegedly giving the Nazi salute; the state of political discourse in our country; what to expect under a Gov. Tony Evers; and election integrity concerns in the wake of the midterms.  Read More On Vicki McKenna: The “Baraboo Nazi” Imbroglio, Political Discourse, And Election Integrity

News And Views: Referendum Results And Big Labor’s Best Friend

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 13:37
MacIver Communications Director Chris Rochester joins Oliver Burrows on WXCO in Wausau to talk about the fallout from last week's big election. Tony Evers defeated Scott Walker, ushering in a new era of divided government; and voters approved nearly $1.4 billion in new school spending. And solemn thoughts on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's financial situation.  Read More News And Views: Referendum Results And Big Labor’s Best Friend

Big Labor Salivating At Prospects Of Union Friend, Governor-Elect Evers

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 23:00
By M.D. Kittle - Big labor scored a big victory Tuesday night, knocking out its Public Enemy No. 1 at the polls.  Read More Big Labor Salivating At Prospects Of Union Friend, Governor-Elect Evers

Ballot Measures: Voters Approve Billions For Education, OK Legalizing Pot, Split On Road Funding

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 23:00
By Ola Lisowski and Chris Rochester - While much of the state focused on the remarkably close gubernatorial race Tuesday, voters also expressed resounding opinions on ballot measures regarding school referenda and marijuana legalization.  Read More Ballot Measures: Voters Approve Billions For Education, OK Legalizing Pot, Split On Road Funding

MacIver News Minute: Evers Win Gives Big Labor A Glimmer Of Hope

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 11:59
Big Labor scored a big win when Democrat Tony Evers defeated Gov. Scott Walker in Tuesday's election. Evers, long backed by Wisconsin's teachers union and a proponent of the union-backed "Fight For 15" crowd, will doubtless be Big Labor's best friend as Wisconsin's new governor.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Evers Win Gives Big Labor A Glimmer Of Hope

Healy Analyzes Election Results On The John Muir Show

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 11:27
MacIver Institute President Brett Healy joins John Muir on WTAQ in Green Bay to analyze Tuesday's election and how state government moves forward with a government divided between Democrat Gov. Tony Evers and a Republican-dominated Legislature.  Read More Healy Analyzes Election Results On The John Muir Show

Election Roundtable: Healy And Bott Analyze Election Night Results, Look To What’s Next

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 11:25
MacIver Institute President Brett Healy and Americans For Prosperity-Wisconsin State Director Eric Bott join Matt Kittle on the Jay Weber Show, on News/Talk 1130 WISN, to break down Tuesday's election night results. What will happen when state government is divided between Governor Tony Evers and a Republican-controlled Legislature? The mavens of politics tackle that question.  Read More Election Roundtable: Healy And Bott Analyze Election Night Results, Look To What’s Next

How It Feels

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 23:00
Dan O’Donnell has a deeply personal message for conservatives in the wake of Governor Walker’s apparent loss: Internalize the hurt you’re feeling right now and channel it to ensure you don’t have to feel it again.  Read More How It Feels

Liberal Groups Call For Massive Protest Against Trump, Sessions Resignation

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 21:25
Moveon.org originally started pre-planning the protests in case President Trump crossed a “red line” with the Mueller investigation into alleged collusion with the Russians in the 2016 investigation. It distributed templates for press releases and letters to the editor, talking points, training videos, and signs. It created a sophisticated website for organizers to plan local events, recruit participants, and rapidly mobilize them for when a “red line” was crossed – signaling a “constitutional crisis.”  Read More Liberal Groups Call For Massive Protest Against Trump, Sessions Resignation

The Morning News With Matt & Earl: Healy Dissects Election Results

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:25
MacIver Institute President Brett Healy joins the Morning News With Matt & Earl on WTAQ in Green Bay to discuss Tuesday's election results that saw Gov. Scott Walker go down in defeat to Democrat Tony Evers, but the Republicans maintain control of the state Legislature.  Read More The Morning News With Matt & Earl: Healy Dissects Election Results

Evers Declares Victory, Walker Camp Says The ‘Fight Is Not Over’

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 03:47
By M.D. Kittle - Democrat Tony Evers declares victory, but the razor-thin result, allegations of thousands of damaged ballots, and a late-night surprise from Democrat stronghold Milwaukee County promised that Wisconsin’s dead-heat gubernatorial race was far from over.   Read More Evers Declares Victory, Walker Camp Says The ‘Fight Is Not Over’

MacIver News Minute: It’s Election Day

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 08:49
The time for talking, debating, and relentless political ads is over. Final arguments have ended. It's Election Day - a day when you, the citizen, have the power to change your government. Don't give up your voice, don't give up your power. Vote.  Read More MacIver News Minute: It’s Election Day

Evers Now Says He Won’t Raise Taxes, Contrary To What He’s Often Said

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 15:15
By M.D. Kittle - In the closing hours of the campaign for Wisconsin governor, Democrat candidate Tony Evers appears to have had a change of heart on raising taxes.  Read More Evers Now Says He Won’t Raise Taxes, Contrary To What He’s Often Said

News And Views: Liberal Groups Organize #WalkoutToVote & Obama’s Gerrymandering Claim

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 13:51
MacIver investigative reporter Matt Kittle joins Oliver Burrows on WXCO in Wausau to discuss the news of the week. A #WalkoutToVote campaign where high school students will leave class in order to vote and make phone calls for liberal candidates on Tuesday is organized by powerful left-wing interests. And President Obama's unfounded and disingenuous claims about gerrymandering in Wisconsin.  Read More News And Views: Liberal Groups Organize #WalkoutToVote & Obama’s Gerrymandering Claim

MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Gov. Scott Walker

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 16:01
Gov. Scott Walker joins MacIver's Matt Kittle on the MacIver Newsmakers podcast to talk about the final stretch of his re-election campaign, as well as encouraging new numbers in the battle against opioids and the latest in Walker's aggressive welfare reform agenda.  Read More MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Gov. Scott Walker

On The Vicki McKenna Show: Healy Analyzes Final MU Poll, Handicaps Election

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 15:58
With just four days to go before next Tuesday's big election, MacIver Institute President Brett Healy joins Matt Kittle, sitting in for Vicki McKenna on News/Talk 1310 WIBA, to break down the latest and final Marquette Law poll and look into the crystal ball.  Read More On The Vicki McKenna Show: Healy Analyzes Final MU Poll, Handicaps Election

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