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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!

“Wowzers!” Sec. Frostman Reacts To The Unemployment Crisis

Tue, 08/18/2020 - 00:06
As the secretary for DWD, Caleb Frostman is the person most responsible for ensuring unemployment checks are sent out quickly and efficiently. It might be hard to believe he only sent out five email on the topic during the first month of the crisis, and that none of those emails contained anything resembling leadership.  Read More “Wowzers!” Sec. Frostman Reacts To The Unemployment Crisis

Wisconsin Should Analyze Its School Funding Model In A World Of Online Education

Mon, 08/17/2020 - 00:00
With many Wisconsin school districts moving to virtual education this fall, will taxpayers receive the savings or will the education establishment keep the excess funding? Sen. Stroebel take a look ahead to the next state budget.  Read More Wisconsin Should Analyze Its School Funding Model In A World Of Online Education

How Effective Are Masks In Stopping The Spread Of COVID-19?

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 11:19
The MacIver Institute examines the data and studies on the effectiveness of a mask stopping the spread of COVID-19 Review finds clear flaws and limitations in studies that are propped up by mainstream media to support mask mandates Mixed conclusions on asymptomatic spread Aug. 14, 2020 The push to require the wearing of masks to …

Wisconsin School District Employees Pay On Average $82 A Month For Health Insurance Single Plan; $200 A Month For Family Plan

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 00:00
A new report was released by the Department of Administration that shows 69% of all public school districts ask their employees to pay 12% or more of monthly premium as required by Act 10. 8 school districts still require their employees to contribute nothing toward their monthly premiums.  Read More Wisconsin School District Employees Pay On Average $82 A Month For Health Insurance Single Plan; $200 A Month For Family Plan

State Rep-Sanctioned Terrorism

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 01:00
Democratic State Representative David Bowen has admitted to being present during a terror attack on Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah. Now Dan O’Donnell demands that he be held accountable for his actions.  Read More State Rep-Sanctioned Terrorism

MacIver News Minute: The Attack on Officer Mensah

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 01:23
LISTEN - The mob literally tried to kill a police officer at his home.  Read More MacIver News Minute: The Attack on Officer Mensah

UW System Audit: Program Reserves Top $1.3 Billion

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:50
A budget audit by the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau found $1.33 billion in "slush fund" balances for the University of Wisconsin System.  Read More UW System Audit: Program Reserves Top $1.3 Billion

A Matter of Trust

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 01:00
Dan O'Donnell looks back on Governor Ever's major "promises" he's made throughout the coronavirus pandemic in Wisconsin. Evers has gone back on all of them. Dan says Evers' promise about keeping schools open will end up the same.  Read More A Matter of Trust

MacIver News Minute: More Bad COVID-19 Data

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 00:46
LISTEN - How can we as Wisconsinites have faith in our Governor and his administration if we continue to find mistakes in the COVID-19 data that they publish?  Read More MacIver News Minute: More Bad COVID-19 Data

It’s Always a COVID-19 Death In Milwaukee County

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 00:12
“Almost everyone dying of it has other serious health problems,” according to Karen Domagalski, Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office Operations Manager. Regardless, all these cases were recorded as COVID-19 deaths. Domagalski says that’s what doctors marked on the death certificates.  Read More It’s Always a COVID-19 Death In Milwaukee County

DHS Counts 54 More COVID-19 Deaths in Milwaukee County Than County Officials

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 00:27
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office told MacIver News that they only count deaths that occur in Milwaukee County. Staff believed the state was counting everyone with a Milwaukee home of record in the DHS total. However, DHS says that it relies on figures provided by the county in its totals.  Read More DHS Counts 54 More COVID-19 Deaths in Milwaukee County Than County Officials

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