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On The Vicki McKenna Show: UW-Madison Issues Voting ID Card To Non-Citizen

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 15:41
MacIver Investigative Reporter Bill Osmulski joins the Vicki McKenna Show on News/Talk 1130 WISN to discuss his latest investigation into election shenanigans in Wisconsin. Bill followed an international student, a Chinese national and not a U.S. citizen, who showed him how easy it is to get a photo ID valid only for voting at UW-Madison by actually getting the ID.  Read More On The Vicki McKenna Show: UW-Madison Issues Voting ID Card To Non-Citizen

On The Jay Weber Show: Healy, Bott Share Election Insights In The Final Stretch

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 15:38
MacIver Institute President Brett Healy and American For Prosperity-WI State Director Eric Bott join Matt Kittle, guest hosting the Jay Weber Show on News/Talk 1130 WISN, to discuss the fast-approaching election and dissect the results of the final Marquette Law Poll released Wednesday.  Read More On The Jay Weber Show: Healy, Bott Share Election Insights In The Final Stretch

Student ‘WalkoutToVote’ March Led By Liberal Network

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 00:00
By M.D. Kittle - Students at several Wisconsin high schools will walk out of their classrooms on Election Day and march to their polling places. But like so many school “walkouts” in the Trump era, this get-out-the-vote display is being fed and led by powerful liberal interests.   Read More Student ‘WalkoutToVote’ March Led By Liberal Network

MacIver News Minute: Professional Protesters Show Up To “Fight For $15”

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 12:53
Van loads of professional protesters showed up at last Friday's gubernatorial debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. They were gathering to demand a $15 minimum wage, which candidate Tony Evers has pledged to deliver, at a "minimum." But research shows such drastic government mandates actually backfire on the very people the left-wing agitators claim they want to help: low wage workers. But why let facts get in the way of a good slogan?  Read More MacIver News Minute: Professional Protesters Show Up To “Fight For $15”

UW Issues Voting ID Card To Non-Citizen

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:35
When the university introduced the cards in 2016, Chancellor Rebecca Blank claimed, “For those non-Wisconsin students who are U.S. citizens but who don’t have a passport, the university will provide a voter ID card that complies with state law.” However, as MacIver News discovered, the university makes no attempt to confirm students are U.S. citizens before providing them with voter ID cards.  Read More UW Issues Voting ID Card To Non-Citizen

MacIver Fact Check: Obama’s Claims About Wisconsin Gerrymandering

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00
By Chris Rochester - Obama's claim that Wisconsin is "one of the worst gerrymandered states in the country" drastically overstates the issue. Not only is a key tool used to make such claims fatally flawed, but his rhetoric disguises the left's real goal: to seize power and secure control over the next round of gerrymandering.  Read More MacIver Fact Check: Obama’s Claims About Wisconsin Gerrymandering

Fact Checking Education Funding Rhetoric On The Vicki McKenna Show

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 16:02
MacIver Research Director Ola Lisowski joins the Vicki McKenna Show on News/Talk 1310 WIBA to discuss her latest fact check on K-12 education funding in Wisconsin. Many claims about funding levels and cuts are flying around during this white-hot election - MacIver injects some facts into the conversation.  Read More Fact Checking Education Funding Rhetoric On The Vicki McKenna Show

On The Steve Scaffidi Show: K-12 Educrats Gather To Be Schooled On “White Supremacy” At DPI Lecture

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 14:18
MacIver Investigative Reporter Matt Kittle joins Steve Scaffidi on WTMJ radio in Milwaukee to discuss his report on a recent conference sponsored by the state Department of Public Instruction where education leaders from around the state gathered to hear a politically charged lecture on "white supremacy."  Read More On The Steve Scaffidi Show: K-12 Educrats Gather To Be Schooled On “White Supremacy” At DPI Lecture

The Truth About Education Spending in Wisconsin

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 00:00
By Ola Lisowski - State spending on school aids has become a major debate across Wisconsin. Many facets of the issue have entered the complicated conversation—including how much money districts receive, how they spend it, and whether the funding formula itself should be changed.  Read More The Truth About Education Spending in Wisconsin

Rhetorical Questions

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 00:00
Special Guest Perspective by Dan O'Donnell - Our response to tragedy has over the past decade or so become sadly predictable: Watch the events unfold, tweet half-hearted concern for those affected, and then, before the dead are even identified, search for something, anything about the tragedy to use as a political bludgeon.  Read More Rhetorical Questions

Absentee Ballots Lag Well Behind 2016 Numbers

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 16:38
By Abby Streu - Absentee voting has surged in recent weeks, but vote counts are nowhere near where they were in 2016’s presidential contest, according to the latest data from the Wisconsin Elections Commission.  Read More Absentee Ballots Lag Well Behind 2016 Numbers

News And Views: Paid “Fight For 15” Protesters And Cozy Contractor, School Relationships

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 15:05
MacIver Communications Director Chris Rochester joins Oliver Burrows on WXCO in Wausau to discuss the organized minimum wage protesters at Friday's gubernatorial debate and the cozy relationships between contractors and school districts that grease the skids for passing large spending measures.  Read More News And Views: Paid “Fight For 15” Protesters And Cozy Contractor, School Relationships

MacIver News Minute: Ed Leaders Lectured About “White Privilege” At DPI-Sponsored Conference

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 14:51
If you're white, you're probably a racist. If you disagree, you're probably suffering from "white fragility." At least that’s what Decoteau J. Irby, Ph.D., believes is at the center of race relations and failed or stalled educational systems in America. At a recent conference sponsored by the state Department of Public Instruction, education leaders from around Wisconsin gathered to hear Dr. Irby's politically charged lecture on "white supremacy," bankrolled by taxpayers.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Ed Leaders Lectured About “White Privilege” At DPI-Sponsored Conference

‘Fight for $15’ Professional Protesters Turn Out For Gubernatorial Debate

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 13:34
By M.D. Kittle - Perhaps playing to the “Fight for $15” protesters that had gathered outside the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Helene Zelazo Center hours before Friday evening’s gubernatorial debate, Tony Evers doubled down on his mostly empty pledge to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.   Read More ‘Fight for $15’ Professional Protesters Turn Out For Gubernatorial Debate

News And Views: The Disastrous “Fight For 15,” And DPI Sponsors White Privilege Conference

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:04
MacIver investigative reporter Matt Kittle joins Oliver Burrows on WXCO in Wausau to discuss the news of the week. Tony Evers pledged last week to raise the state's minimum wage to at least $15/hr, a looming disaster for the state's economy. And the state Department of Public Instruction sponsored a white privilege conference featuring politically charged rhetoric.  Read More News And Views: The Disastrous “Fight For 15,” And DPI Sponsors White Privilege Conference

Progressives Court Disaster With $15 Minimum, ‘Living Wage’

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:21
By M.D. Kittle - Tony Evers played to his liberal base at a campaign stop earlier this week in Milwaukee, telling supporters that if he is elected governor, Wisconsin would go to a “$15 an hour minimum (wage). Minimum.” That’s the kind of rhetoric that riles up progressives on the campaign trail, but it’s the kind of policy that can decimate economies - and hurt the very people it’s trying to help.   Read More Progressives Court Disaster With $15 Minimum, ‘Living Wage’

On The John Muir Show: Healy Discusses Latest In Upcoming Midterms

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 15:56
MacIver Institute President Brett Healy joins John Muir on WTAQ in Green Bay to discuss the latest developments on the road to the November midterm elections, including a flurry of high-profile visits by political figures on both sides.  Read More On The John Muir Show: Healy Discusses Latest In Upcoming Midterms

Educrats Gather To Be Lectured On White Privilege At DPI-Sponsored Confab

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 15:54
MacIver investigative reporter Matt Kittle joins Vicki McKenna on News/Talk 1310 WIBA to discuss his report on a recent conference sponsored by the state Department of Public Instruction where education leaders from around the state gathered to hear a politically charged lecture on "white supremacy."  Read More Educrats Gather To Be Lectured On White Privilege At DPI-Sponsored Confab

MacIver News Minute: School Districts Mask True Tax Impact Of Spending Sprees

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 11:46
Here's the treat: homeowners in school districts around the state are in line to get serious property tax relief. But the trick is that the school districts want to keep that from happening, instead proposing significant new spending while claiming it won't have much of an impact on taxes. Conveniently overlooked, however, is how much taxes would drop absent the spending sprees.  Read More MacIver News Minute: School Districts Mask True Tax Impact Of Spending Sprees

DPI Conference Pushes ‘White Privilege’ Mantra, At Taxpayer Expense

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 00:00
By M.D. Kittle - Wisconsin taxpayers are again picking up the tab for another public education event, at least in part, pushing the concept of "white privilege" with another education expert declaring just how intolerant - and intolerable - white people are.   Read More DPI Conference Pushes ‘White Privilege’ Mantra, At Taxpayer Expense

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