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Investigator Finds No Wrongdoing In Ozaukee County Court, Recommends Audit

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 18:10
By M.D. Kittle - A nearly five-month investigation into allegations of administrative misconduct in the troubled Ozaukee County court system has found plenty of errors but no legal wrongdoing, according to a report issued Tuesday.   Read More Investigator Finds No Wrongdoing In Ozaukee County Court, Recommends Audit

UW Health Fund Has ‘Strayed Far” From Original Intent, Hefty Says

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 16:15
By M.D. Kittle - 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.”   Read More UW Health Fund Has ‘Strayed Far” From Original Intent, Hefty Says

MacIver News Minute: The Meaning of Independence Day

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 09:07
July 4, 1776 was a dangerous day for tyrants, dictators, and monarchs. That's the day we celebrate not only America's declaration of independence, but the principles of our nation's founding - God-given rights to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, the dignity of the individual, and government by the consent of the governed.  Read More MacIver News Minute: The Meaning of Independence Day

Foxconn Protest Highlights

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 16:32
About 150 activists from over 41 liberal organizations held a protest/rally in Mt. Pleasant on Thursday, about 3.5 miles away from the Foxconn groundbreaking ceremony featuring President Donald Trump. Highlights include: Sousaphones Against Hate, the Raging Grannies, Matt Rothschild's epic Trump Rant, and more!  Read More Foxconn Protest Highlights

News And Views: Unhinged Resistance, Tomah VA, Mega-Referendum, and High Court Wins

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 15:51
MacIver Communications Director joins Oliver Burrows to discuss the week in Wisconsin politics. The Trump #Resistance going over-the-top, more failures at the Tomah VA, Wauwatosa's possible $125 million referendum, and big conservative wins at the state and U.S. Supreme Court.  Read More News And Views: Unhinged Resistance, Tomah VA, Mega-Referendum, and High Court Wins

MacIver News Minute: Want To Leave Your Union? Not So Fast, Big Labor Says

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 10:19
Wisconsin became the 25th right-to-work state in 2015. While that law ended forced dues for workers who don't want to be in a union, it didn't guarantee instant freedom. Some unions have fabricated their own opt-out periods, forcing workers to wait - and continue paying dues. That includes one union in Wisconsin that forces workers to wait 13 months before they can exercise their freedom to choose to leave their union.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Want To Leave Your Union? Not So Fast, Big Labor Says

President Trump’s Complete Remarks at Foxconn Groundbreaking

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 00:59
By Chris Rochester - President Donald Trump joined Gov. Scott Walker and Speaker Paul Ryan to kick off the construction of Foxconn's massive, $10 billion campus in Mount Pleasant. Here are the president's complete remarks following the groundbreaking ceremony.  Read More President Trump’s Complete Remarks at Foxconn Groundbreaking

The Underwhelming Liberal Protest Of Trump, Walker, and Foxconn

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 15:12
MacIver's Bill Osmulski was there at Smolenski Park in Mount Pleasant as progressives gathered to protest Foxconn's groundbreaking for their massive $10 billion manufacturing campus, a big win for President Trump and Gov. Walker. Bill joins Vicki McKenna on News/Talk 1130 WISN to discuss what he saw.  Read More The Underwhelming Liberal Protest Of Trump, Walker, and Foxconn

On The Ground At President Trump’s Foxconn Visit

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 14:58
MacIver Communications Director Chris Rochester gives an update on the Foxconn kickoff hours before President Trump makes his way to Mount Pleasant to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony and give remarks about the massive, $10 billion development.  Read More On The Ground At President Trump’s Foxconn Visit

High Courts’ Recent Rulings Deliver Big Free-Market Victories

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 17:25
By M.D. Kittle - Janus grabbed all of the headlines Wednesday, but the U.S. Supreme Court decision ending forced union dues for public-sector employees is merely the latest in a string of constitutional wins for free-market conservatives in recent days - nationally and in Wisconsin.   Read More High Courts’ Recent Rulings Deliver Big Free-Market Victories

MacIver Institute Applauds Supreme Court’s Pro-Worker Decision in Janus v. AFSCME

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:59
The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled in favor of Mark Janus, a public sector worker in Illinois who objected to AFSCME’s collection of so-called agency fees from his paycheck. By siding with Mr. Janus, the Court has restored a critical workplace freedom to five million government workers in 22 states.  Read More MacIver Institute Applauds Supreme Court’s Pro-Worker Decision in Janus v. AFSCME

Source: Tomah VA ‘Hiding the Truth’ About Overheated Medicines

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 00:00
By M.D. Kittle - A Tomah VA Medical Center sources tells MacIver News Service that the hospital's outpatient pharmacy did distribute to veterans medications subjected to high heat, asserting administrators are "hiding the truth."  Read More Source: Tomah VA ‘Hiding the Truth’ About Overheated Medicines

Leftist “Resistance” Against Trump Looks Very Familiar To Wisconsinites

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 14:58
MacIver Institute President Brett Healy joins Matt Kittle, guest hosting for Dan Conry on News/Talk 1310 WIBA, to discuss the growing left-wing fury over President Trump and how it looks very familiar to Walker Derangement Syndrome in the months and years after Act 10.  Read More Leftist “Resistance” Against Trump Looks Very Familiar To Wisconsinites

Wauwatosa Committee Recommends $125 Million November Referendum

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 10:48
By Ola Lisowski - Wauwatosa School District may ask voters for $125 million in November following a committee recommendation on Monday night. The district’s Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC) made its official recommendation at a school board meeting.  Read More Wauwatosa Committee Recommends $125 Million November Referendum

MacIver News Minute: Liberals Get The Band Back Together To Protest Foxconn

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 09:52
Nothing screams #Resist like a tuba. And nothing screams "oppression" like a multibillion dollar manufacturing hub with tens of thousands of jobs. That's the rallying cry of Wisconsin progressives, who are organizing their groups - including a big brass ensemble - to protest Foxconn's planned development in southeast Wisconsin, the largest of its kind in American history.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Liberals Get The Band Back Together To Protest Foxconn

MacIver Report Extra: Attorney General Brad Schimel on Obamacare Lawsuit, Redistricting Case

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 09:29
In a unanimous ruling recently, the U.S. Supreme Court sent a case challenging the legislative maps drawn by Wisconsin Republicans back to the lower court, but didn't comment on the merits of the case. And in another nationally watched case, Wisconsin is leading a 20-state lawsuit challenging the legality of Obamacare's individual mandate. MacIver's Bill Osmulski discusses both big cases with Attorney General Brad Schimel.  Read More MacIver Report Extra: Attorney General Brad Schimel on Obamacare Lawsuit, Redistricting Case

MacIver News Minute: Social Security’s Impending Insolvency Buried Under Sensational Headlines

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 02:00
Social Security will run out of money in 2034, just 16 years away, according to a new report by the program's trustees. But that alarming headline was buried amid sensational headlines about celebrity f-bombs and porn star melodrama. The fact is, unless Congress acts, taxpayers and people on Social Security will be paying the price in the not-too-distant future.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Social Security’s Impending Insolvency Buried Under Sensational Headlines

Wisconsin Right To Work Case Tests Prolonged Forced Union Dues

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 00:00
By M.D. Kittle - Right to Work doesn’t guarantee instant freedom from the shackles of big labor.  Read More Wisconsin Right To Work Case Tests Prolonged Forced Union Dues

Elections Expert: SCOTUS Punts On Wisconsin’s ‘Goldilocks’ Gerrymandering Case

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:54
By M.D. Kittle - One of the nation’s top election law watchers tells MacIver News Service he’s not surprised the U.S. Supreme Court “took the easy way out” in Wisconsin’s highly anticipated partisan redistricting case.   Read More Elections Expert: SCOTUS Punts On Wisconsin’s ‘Goldilocks’ Gerrymandering Case

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