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Gov. Evers’ Task Force Should Avoid Drug-Depriving Decisions

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 00:27
By Brett Healy - While the cost of drugs is certainly a serious concern, free market advocates, and humans in general, worry that efforts to control drug costs based on a cost-benefit analysis of certain therapies will literally lead the government to make life or death decisions for us.  Read More Gov. Evers’ Task Force Should Avoid Drug-Depriving Decisions

MacIver News Minute: Sensenbrenner Leaves Liberals Hanging

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 06:58
If you’re a liberal activist in Wisconsin looking for something to do, you’re online bulletin boards only have one thing for you: protest Rep. Sensenbrenner’s town hall meetings.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Sensenbrenner Leaves Liberals Hanging

As Goes Milwaukee…

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 01:00
Dan O’Donnell on why the Wisconsin Legislature must step in and stop Milwaukee from using a regressive sales tax increase to force payment of a political bailout on its poorest citizens  Read More As Goes Milwaukee…

UPDATED: The Ice Cream Kids V. City Hall

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 03:10
**Updated** MacIver Video - The Ruffi brothers took a foray into small business entrepreneurship this past summer by opening an ice cream stand. They hit a major roadblock when they wanted to start selling on public property. Selling ice cream might seem like kid stuff, but local regulations sucked out the fun for these boys. MNS' Bill Osmulski has more.  Read More UPDATED: The Ice Cream Kids V. City Hall

MacIver News Minute: Milwaukee’s Community Benefits Agreement Shakedown

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 04:07
It might be illegal for the City of Milwaukee to force businesses to sign community benefits agreements, but the common council wants them to know – it will be a factor in decisions affecting that business.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Milwaukee’s Community Benefits Agreement Shakedown

Back To School Property Taxes

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 01:15
State Sen. Duey Stroebel asks if it is time for local school districts to be responsible for their own spending instead of having state taxpayers pay for their ever-increasing budgets  Read More Back To School Property Taxes

MacIver News Minute: MacIver’s State of K-12 Education 2019

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 08:20
As the school year begins, it’s time to measure how Wisconsin students and our schools are performing. MacIver’s annual state of K-12 education report finds slight improvements in some areas, but our toughest problems persist.  Read More MacIver News Minute: MacIver’s State of K-12 Education 2019

The Marijuana Myth

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 06:38
Dan O’Donnell on how a mysterious lung disease tied to vaping THC is serving to debunk the myth that marijuana is harmless and should be legalized.  Read More The Marijuana Myth

Milwaukee Forcing Businesses To “Voluntarily” Sign Labor Agreements

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 01:55
It might be illegal for the City of Milwaukee to force businesses to sign community partnership agreements, but the common council wants them to know – it will be a factor in decisions affecting that business.  Read More Milwaukee Forcing Businesses To “Voluntarily” Sign Labor Agreements

The MacIver Institute’s State of K-12 Education: 2019 Edition

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 00:00
Back-to-school season is upon us, which can only mean one thing. No, it is not the return of blissful quiet to your home. It is time for MacIver’s annual State of K-12 Education Report Card. How do Wisconsin’s students, teachers and schools measure up? Are taxpayers receiving a decent return on their investment? Nearly 6 in 10 …

MacIver News Minute: MacIver’s State of K-12 Education 2019

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 00:00
As the school year begins, it’s time to measure how Wisconsin students and our schools are performing. MacIver’s annual state of K-12 education report finds slight improvements in some areas, but our toughest problems persist.  Read More MacIver News Minute: MacIver’s State of K-12 Education 2019

MacIver News Minute: Innovation Leads Way Out of Obamacare Nightmare

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 14:30
Premiums increased 20 percent in 2017 and 2018. Plans are now so expensive that middle class people who don’t qualify for subsidies are leaving in droves, with unsubsidized enrollment down 40 percent since 2016. Thankfully, the Trump administration has introduced a slew of free market reforms that give Americans more options with less red tape.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Innovation Leads Way Out of Obamacare Nightmare

Sean Duffy and the Remaking of Northern Wisconsin

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 00:05
August 28, 2019 Special Guest Perspective by Dan O’Donnell Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy’s stunning announcement Monday that he would resign his seat Sep. 23rd sent shockwaves through the state’s political circles and led to immediate speculation as to his true motives. He isn’t really quitting to take care of a newborn with heart problems; there …

MacIver News Minute: Entrepreneurial Milwaukee Kids Make Their Own Luck

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 14:26
Opportunities can be hard to come by on Milwaukee’s north side. MacIver’s Bill Osmulski was there last week, studying how unemployment could remain such a problem in this nearly full-employment economy. Then, he met three young entrepreneurs selling bottled water car-to-car in the summer heat.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Entrepreneurial Milwaukee Kids Make Their Own Luck

Bipartisan Dental Therapy Bill No Sure Bet

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 09:17
Republicans and Democrats agree that allowing dental therapists to practice in Wisconsin could help expand dental care in Wisconsin while lowering costs. So what’s standing in the way of this bipartisan bill?  Read More Bipartisan Dental Therapy Bill No Sure Bet

Meet Milwaukee’s North Side Water Boys

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 07:07
Video - For these three boys on Milwaukee’s north side, the world might never look the same after spending their summer learning all about an honest day’s work. MNS's Bill Osmulski has more.  Read More Meet Milwaukee’s North Side Water Boys

Meet Milwaukee’s North Side Water Boys

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 01:00
For these three boys on Milwaukee’s north side, the world might never look the same after spending their summer learning all about an honest day’s work.  Read More Meet Milwaukee’s North Side Water Boys

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