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Our Wisconsin: Economic Scorecard

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 14:13
By Ola Lisowski - We present Our Wisconsin, the MacIver Institute’s scorecards to measure Wisconsin’s progress.  Read More Our Wisconsin: Economic Scorecard

Evers Delivers Despair Narrative In Pushing Grow-Government Agenda

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 00:10
By M.D. Kittle — In his first state of the state address Tuesday, Gov. Tony Evers painted a bleak picture of a Wisconsin floundering in failure, a state gripped by poverty, and hopelessness plaguing the average home.   Read More Evers Delivers Despair Narrative In Pushing Grow-Government Agenda

The State of Our State is Strong…Thanks to Conservatism

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 23:00
Special Guest Perspective by Dan O'Donnell - My fellow Wisconsinites, the state of our state is strong.  Not because of anything the man delivering this year’s State of the State address did, mind you. It’s quite the opposite, actually.  Read More The State of Our State is Strong…Thanks to Conservatism

MacIver News Minute: Wisconsin’s Remedial Education Problem Gets Worse

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 17:28
Here’s a sad number: Students from 196 Wisconsin high schools had to take remedial math or English upon entering the UW, according to a new report from the UW system. Even more troubling, 50 percent of high schools receiving the highest, 5-star ratings on Wisconsin’s 2018 report cards sent graduates to college that needed remedial courses. More sad statistics from a public education system delivering too much failure.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Wisconsin’s Remedial Education Problem Gets Worse

Tax Increment Tax Shifts

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 23:45
Lowering the base value of a Tax Increment District can increase its revenue, but it also raises property tax rates throughout a community. It happens all the time.  Read More Tax Increment Tax Shifts

Students from 196 Wisconsin High Schools Needed Remedial Classes at UW System

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 23:00
By Ola Lisowski - A new report shows that students from 196 Wisconsin high schools were required to take remedial math or English when they entered the UW System as new freshmen in the fall of 2017.   Read More Students from 196 Wisconsin High Schools Needed Remedial Classes at UW System

MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Rep. Joe Sanfelippo on Direct Primary Care, Pre-Existing Conditions

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 23:00
Rep. Joe Sanfelippo joins Matt Kittle this week for a conversation about direct primary care and more on health care reform on the latest MacIver Newsmakers podcast.  Read More MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Rep. Joe Sanfelippo on Direct Primary Care, Pre-Existing Conditions

Lawmakers To Reintroduce Market-Driven Fix To Obamacare Mess

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 23:00
By M.D. Kittle - If Gov. Tony Evers really wants to expand affordable, accessible health care in Wisconsin he should look to a private-sector solution that is truly bending the health care cost curve, according to lawmakers championing direct primary care.  Read More Lawmakers To Reintroduce Market-Driven Fix To Obamacare Mess

Constitutional Concerns Growing About ‘Red Flag’ Gun Confiscation Bills

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 23:00
By M.D. Kittle -- While so-called “extreme risk protection order” bills are sweeping the nation, they’re raising red flags for constitutional conservatives.   Read More Constitutional Concerns Growing About ‘Red Flag’ Gun Confiscation Bills

MacIver News Minute: Conservative Groups Harassed By The Obama IRS Get Late Christmas Present

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:38
Dozens of conservative organizations are receiving late Christmas presents years after the IRS handed them a lump of of coal. The federal government last month began mailing out settlement checks to 100 right of center groups wrongfully targeted for their political beliefs by the Obama administration's Internal Revenue Service.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Conservative Groups Harassed By The Obama IRS Get Late Christmas Present

Assembly Republicans Roll Out ‘Tony Evers Middle-Class Tax Cut’

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:54
By M.D. Kittle - Pulling a page from the Bill Clinton political manual, Assembly Republicans on Thursday unveiled a tax relief package that Speaker Robin Vos is billing as the “(Gov.) Tony Evers middle-class tax cut.”   Read More Assembly Republicans Roll Out ‘Tony Evers Middle-Class Tax Cut’

Free Market Lifting People Out Of Poverty In Wisconsin

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 08:27
By M.D. Kittle -- As the economy booms and wages climb, the defenders of big government are crying poverty.   Read More Free Market Lifting People Out Of Poverty In Wisconsin

MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Sen. Dave Craig Says It’s Time To End Minimum Markup Law

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 23:00
State Sen. Dave Craig wants Democrat Gov. Tony Evers to champion free-market values and lead the campaign to repeal Wisconsin’s competition-killing, price-inflating minimum markup law.   Read More MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Sen. Dave Craig Says It’s Time To End Minimum Markup Law

Raising a Red Flag

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 23:00
Special Guest Perspective by Dan O'Donnell - There is perhaps no more significant power of government than its power to imprison individual citizens and deprive them of their personal property, and thus there should be no power more closely scrutinized.  Read More Raising a Red Flag

MacIver News Minute: Socialist Protesters Call Black Trump Supporter A “White Supremacist”

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 17:13
Madison has long been known as a bizarre parallel universe, but things went from strange to surreal on Saturday when a throng of pasty white socialists shouted down a black Trump supporter, calling him a "white supremacist" and "bigot." The spectacle ended when the group admitted to being a bunch of "commies."  Read More MacIver News Minute: Socialist Protesters Call Black Trump Supporter A “White Supremacist”

MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Steineke Says Liberals Have Picked Another Legal Fight They Will Lose

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 17:04
If Democrat Gov. Tony Evers is serious about cutting taxes, Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) says Republican legislators are all ears. If the governor plans to push a liberal agenda, then Republicans will strand united against left-wing initiatives, Steineke said.   Read More MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Steineke Says Liberals Have Picked Another Legal Fight They Will Lose

MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Ron Johnson Talks Shutdown And Paying Federal Workers

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:39
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson has introduced a bill that would pay essential federal employees during the partial government shutdown. He says it’s a matter of simple fairness and national security.   Read More MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Ron Johnson Talks Shutdown And Paying Federal Workers

Chippewa Falls Hit With TID Tax

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 23:00
Landing Mills Fleet Farm’s new distribution center was a big win for the City of Chippewa Falls. The 1.1 million square foot facility brought with it a $69 million investment creating 325 jobs. Unfortunately, it also brought a big tax hike in property taxes – thanks to tax incremental financing (TIF).  Read More Chippewa Falls Hit With TID Tax

MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Glenn Grothman on No Work Without Pay

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 17:28
U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) says he wants to see the partial government shutdown come to an end, and he wants congress to deliver on a long-held promise to secure America’s southern border.  Read More MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Glenn Grothman on No Work Without Pay

Brett Healy: Setting A Growth Agenda for Wisconsin

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 13:27
Congratulations, Gov. Evers, on your victory. We would like to wish you the best of luck as you begin your time in charge of our beloved state.  Read More Brett Healy: Setting A Growth Agenda for Wisconsin

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