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On The Jay Weber Show: Healy, Bott Roundtable Discussion of Upcoming Primaries, New Poll

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:56
MacIver President Brett Healy and AFP-Wisconsin State Director Eric Bott join Matt Kittle, guest hosting for Jay Weber, to discuss the latest in the race for governor and U.S. Senate.  Read More On The Jay Weber Show: Healy, Bott Roundtable Discussion of Upcoming Primaries, New Poll

On The John Muir Show: Healy Breaks Down Latest Poll Results, Handicaps Dem Race For Governor

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:54
MacIver President Brett Healy analyzes the U.S. Senate primary between Kevin Nicholson and Leah Vukmir and handicaps the Democrat field for governor as we enter the home stretch before the critical August 14 primary election.  Read More On The John Muir Show: Healy Breaks Down Latest Poll Results, Handicaps Dem Race For Governor

MacIver News Minute: On Heels of Janus, Another Big Labor Cash Grab Is On The Chopping Block

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 09:09
These are tough days for Big Labor. On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, the Trump administration is now taking steps to end another union cash grab. The federal CMS is moving to end a union scam diverting some $200 million in Medicaid funds into union coffers from home caregivers, who they convinced state legislatures to classify as government workers, allowing them to be forced into the union.  Read More MacIver News Minute: On Heels of Janus, Another Big Labor Cash Grab Is On The Chopping Block

41 Conservative Groups Urge Support for Scalise/McKinley Anti-Carbon Tax Resolution

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 00:00
The MacIver Institute joined a coalition of 41 conservative groups in opposition to any carbon tax. In a letter to Congress, coalition members expressed their support for a congressional resolution that highlights the detrimental effects of carbon taxes on the American economy.  Read More 41 Conservative Groups Urge Support for Scalise/McKinley Anti-Carbon Tax Resolution

Peter Strzok, John Doe, and Investigative Tyranny

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 00:00
Special Guest Perspective By Dan O'Donnell - The smirk was unmistakable; the defiant, self-satisfied smugness of a man who knew the extent of the abuse of his power and dared the world to punish him for it.  FBI agent Peter Strzok's performance in last week's joint hearing of the House's Judiciary and Oversight Committees was less fact-finding than it was character-revealing. And in Wisconsin, it was all too familiar...  Read More Peter Strzok, John Doe, and Investigative Tyranny

MacIver Report Extra: Senator Ron Johnson on Trade, Tariffs, and Trump

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 00:00
The Trump administration's tariff policies are already having a harmful impact on local businesses. Senator Ron Johnson heard from constituents at a recent town hall - businesses that are facing rising costs and shrinking markets that they've spent years building. Sen. Johnson shares his thoughts, and how we can effectively confront Chinese malfeasance, in a conversation with MacIver's Matt Kittle.  Read More MacIver Report Extra: Senator Ron Johnson on Trade, Tariffs, and Trump

Sen. Ron Johnson on Tariffs, Trade, and Trump

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 16:51
By M.D. Kittle - U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is taking a message to President Donald Trump: Tariffs are hurting Wisconsin business.   Read More Sen. Ron Johnson on Tariffs, Trade, and Trump

Healy, Kittle Analyze Sunday’s Democratic Gubernatorial Debate

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 11:44
MacIver Institute President Brett Healy joins Matt Kittle, guest hosting for Dan Conry on News/Talk 1310 WIBA, to discuss the most recent debate between Democrats vying for the chance to take on Gov. Scott Walker this November.  Read More Healy, Kittle Analyze Sunday’s Democratic Gubernatorial Debate

MacIver News Minute: Alexa Finds Amazon Shoppers Illegal Deals Thanks To Minimum Markup Law

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 11:25
For yet another year, shoppers around the globe will rush to Amazon for Prime Day, the online retail giant’s annual day of deals. Unfortunately for shoppers in Wisconsin, it’s also a day of crime thanks to our state’s antiquated minimum markup law.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Alexa Finds Amazon Shoppers Illegal Deals Thanks To Minimum Markup Law

News And Views: Voters Should Be Concerned About Same-Day Registration Problems, Not Voter ID

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 22:15
MacIver Communications Director Chris Rochester joins Oliver Burrows on WXCO in Wausau to discuss the left's campaign against voter ID that's built on hyperbole and extrapolation. Meanwhile, the voting public should be more worried about same-day registration problems and how they're handled by local officials - and hard data shows why.  Read More News And Views: Voters Should Be Concerned About Same-Day Registration Problems, Not Voter ID

On Vicki McKenna: Elections Data Reveals What Wisconsin Voters Should Be Concerned About, and It’s Not Voter ID

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 16:27
With election season fast approaching, the left will no doubt inundate us with hyped up claims about the so-called evils of voter ID, but there's precious little actual evidence to back it up. But hard data from the state Elections Commission points to a real concern for the voting public: more than ten thousand same-day registration irregularities and the casual way many local officials approach the critical concept of one person, one vote. MacIver Communications Director Chris Rochester joins Vicki McKenna to discuss his latest.  Read More On Vicki McKenna: Elections Data Reveals What Wisconsin Voters Should Be Concerned About, and It’s Not Voter ID

Elections Data Reveals What Wisconsin Voters Should Be Concerned About, and It’s Not Voter ID

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 00:00
By Chris Rochester - As we head into another election season, it’s no doubt that we’re going to hear more over-the-top claims by the left about the supposed evils of voter ID. While those attacks rely on deeply flawed extrapolations and conjecture, hard data points us to a real concern.  Read More Elections Data Reveals What Wisconsin Voters Should Be Concerned About, and It’s Not Voter ID

MacIver News Minute: Obnoxious Protests Failed Against Walker, But That’s Lost on the “Resistance”

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 09:25
The Trump "Resistance" movement has resorted to the same boorish behavior -- threats, intimidation, screaming, profanity -- that they hurled at Gov. Scott Walker and his supporters seven years ago. Those thug-like tactics failed then, but will the far left learn anything from their failures in Wisconsin? It doesn't look like it.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Obnoxious Protests Failed Against Walker, But That’s Lost on the “Resistance”

Just The Beginning? SCOTUS Janus Ruling Could Cost Unions Big In Reimbursements

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 00:00
By M.D. Kittle - Public-sector unions have done a lot of coercing for a long time - to the tune of billions of dollars. Soon, they could have to pay at least some of that money back.   Read More Just The Beginning? SCOTUS Janus Ruling Could Cost Unions Big In Reimbursements

Healy on President Trump’s Choice for Supreme Court

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 15:28
Brett Healy, President of the MacIver Institute joined the WTAQ Morning News with Matt & Earl on President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  Read More Healy on President Trump’s Choice for Supreme Court

The Wisconsin Promise

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 00:00
Special Guest Perspective by Dan O'Donnell - Wisconsin has been what conservatism has always promised. Or, more accurately, Wisconsin has proven that only conservatism can fix the failed promises of liberalism.  Read More The Wisconsin Promise

News And Views: Ozaukee Dysfunction, McAdams Prevails, UW Health Foundation Money

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 15:17
MacIver Investigative Reporter Matt Kittle joins Oliver Burrows on WXCO in Wausau for his weekly discussion of Wisconsin news and politics. Up this week - investigators close the probe into dysfunction in the Ozaukee County court system, Professor John McAdams prevails in against Marquette University in his fight for his job and freedom of academic expression, and the misuse of UW health foundation funds.  Read More News And Views: Ozaukee Dysfunction, McAdams Prevails, UW Health Foundation Money

MacIver News Minute: UW Health Endowment Money Being Misused, Former Executive Says

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 11:09
The former health insurance executive who helped shepherd the creation of a University of Wisconsin public health fund with the largest single gift in the UW’s history says the foundation has “strayed far from the UW’s own plan and the donor’s intent.” Instead of funding traditional public health initiatives, the foundation has become a bankroller for left-wing causes and groups with dubious, if any, impact on health.  Read More MacIver News Minute: UW Health Endowment Money Being Misused, Former Executive Says

MacIver News Minute: Independence (From Unions) Day Thanks to SCOTUS Decision in Janus

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 09:20
The U.S. Supreme Court handed a big win to workers nationwide who don't want to be part of a union. While a 1977 precedent allowed unions to skim paychecks for so-called "agency fees," the court recently overturned that decision, meaning workers no longer have to help fund a union whose political activity they may disagree with.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Independence (From Unions) Day Thanks to SCOTUS Decision in Janus

National Liberal Support Network Working To Take Back Wisconsin

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 00:00
MacIver News - Democrats’ goal of taking back Wisconsin isn’t limited to party members in the state, supporters from across the country are already contributing huge amounts of time and funding to help the cause. Two of their biggest supporters from out-of-state are Tom Steyer and Eric Holder.  Read More National Liberal Support Network Working To Take Back Wisconsin

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