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MacIver News Minute: Who’s Pushing Socialist “Green New Deal” in Wisconsin?

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 11:43
Are you itching to be taxed into oblivion to pay for a socialist proposal that would massively expand government and bury your grandchildren in debt? Well, do we have a deal for you -- the Green New Deal. This out-of-touch policy that would definitely touch your wallet has Green Deal Warriors right here at home — none more committed than state Rep. Greta Neubauer, a Racine Dem.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Who’s Pushing Socialist “Green New Deal” in Wisconsin?

MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Sen. Tom Tiffany Has Some Advice For Gov. Tony Evers

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 23:00
By M.D. Kittle -- Sen. Tiffany talks transportation, environmental extremism, and the restorative powers of bacon on this edition of MacIver Newsmakers.   Read More MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Sen. Tom Tiffany Has Some Advice For Gov. Tony Evers

Data Release Shows Just 54% of K-12 Funding is Spent on Instruction

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 23:00
By Ola Lisowski - A new data report shows that Wisconsin Schools spend almost half their revenue on overhead with only 54 percent actually going toward classroom instruction. The release demonstrates how little of the $11.5 billion in state education funding actually makes it to the classroom.  Read More Data Release Shows Just 54% of K-12 Funding is Spent on Instruction

Good Fiscal News Another Reminder That Cutting Taxes Is The Best Path to Prosperity for All

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 23:00
MADISON — A new Legislative Fiscal Bureau memo showing that Wisconsin’s finances remain in excellent shape is just the latest reminder that prudent budget management and tax relief—not higher taxes and more spending—are the key to ensuring prosperity for all.  Read More Good Fiscal News Another Reminder That Cutting Taxes Is The Best Path to Prosperity for All

On Vicki McKenna: Wisconsin’s Remedial Education Problem Gets Worse

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 18:49
MacIver Research Director Ola Lisowski joins Vicki McKenna on News/Talk 1310 to talk about the latest remedial education numbers in Wisconsin. Graduates from 196 Wisconsin high schools required remedial math and English, including a surprising number from highly rated schools.  Read More On Vicki McKenna: Wisconsin’s Remedial Education Problem Gets Worse

On Vicki McKenna: Socialist “Green New Deal” Dream Comes to Wisconsin

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 18:47
MacIver Investigative Reporter Matt Kittle joins Vicki McKenna on News/Talk 1310 WIBA to talk about his report on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's "Green New Deal," an insurmountably costly plan to eliminate fossil fuels in ten years - and the Wisconsin Democrat legislator who thinks that would be a good idea for the Badger State.  Read More On Vicki McKenna: Socialist “Green New Deal” Dream Comes to Wisconsin

The Next Battle

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 23:00
Special Guest Perspective by Dan O'Donnell - De facto control of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is on the line as liberal Court of Appeals chief judge Lisa Neubauer takes on conservative associate Court of Appeals judge Brian Hagedorn in the race to replace retiring Justice Shirley Abrahamson.  Read More The Next Battle

MacIver News Minute: Supreme Court Deals Blow To Over-Reaching DNR Bureaucrats

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 11:03
The arms of the often-overreaching Dept. of Natural Resources got a little shorter thanks to a recent state Supreme Court decision. A dozen years after the DNR gave a pair of Lake Superior property owners the go-ahead to build a pier, the agency came back to amend the permit. They don't have the authority, the high court ruled, reaffirming its new stance that it won't simply defer to state agencies' interpretations of the law.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Supreme Court Deals Blow To Over-Reaching DNR Bureaucrats

How Businesses Get Out Of Paying Property Taxes In TIF Districts

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 00:24
A Report By Bill Osmulski - If everything you paid in property taxes went right back into your own pocket – are you really paying property taxes?  Read More How Businesses Get Out Of Paying Property Taxes In TIF Districts

Wisconsin’s Answer To Ocasio-Cortez Pushes Costly Green New Deal

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 23:00
By M.D. Kittle -- Are you itching to be taxed into oblivion to pay for a socialist proposal that would massively expand government and bury your children and grandchildren in debt? If so, do we have a deal for you. The Green New Deal.   Read More Wisconsin’s Answer To Ocasio-Cortez Pushes Costly Green New Deal

News And Views: Evers’ Doom and Gloom; Supreme Court Delivers Property Rights Win

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 18:02
MacIver investigative reporter Matt Kittle joins Oliver Burrows on WXCO in Wausau for their weekly roundup of the week's free market news.  Read More News And Views: Evers’ Doom and Gloom; Supreme Court Delivers Property Rights Win

Healy On The John Muir Show: Evers Changes Course, And New Polling Bodes Badly

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 17:53
MacIver President Brett Healy joins John Muir on WTAQ in Green Bay for their weekly Madison update. This week, they discuss Gov. Evers' strange hard-about on whether to violate state law by direction AG Josh Kaul to withdraw from the Obamacare lawsuit; and the latest Marquette Law Poll has bad early news for the new governor.  Read More Healy On The John Muir Show: Evers Changes Course, And New Polling Bodes Badly

Labor Union Membership Continues to Drop in Wisconsin

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 23:00
By Abby Streu - After the Passage of Act 10 and Right to Work Laws, Union Membership Falls From 13.3 Percent to Just 8.1.  Read More Labor Union Membership Continues to Drop in Wisconsin

Senate Fiscal Hawks Want DOT To Stay On Road of Reform

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 23:00
By M.D. Kittle -- State Senate fiscal hawks show no sign of retreating on their reform-first position on transportation.  Read More Senate Fiscal Hawks Want DOT To Stay On Road of Reform

MacIver News Minute: Gov. Evers Paints Bleak Picture, But Facts Tell A Different Story

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 15:32
This is what we learned from Gov. Tony Evers’ first state of the state address: Tony’s a story teller. But the bleak alternate reality Evers painted doesn't match the facts - record-low unemployment for the better part of a year, surging personal income, more good-paying jobs than there are people to fill them. It’s the liberal way: Cry poverty, expand government. Keep reality out of it.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Gov. Evers Paints Bleak Picture, But Facts Tell A Different Story

Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Ruling A Defeat For Administrative State

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 23:00
By M.D. Kittle -- In a ruling last week in favor of Lake Superior property owners, the Wisconsin Supreme Court checked the overreach of the oft-overreaching Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.   Read More Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Ruling A Defeat For Administrative State

MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 17:15
By M.D. Kittle -- Underwhelmed. That’s how Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he felt after listening to Gov. Tony Evers' first state of the state address Tuesday evening.   Read More MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald

Our Wisconsin: Economic Scorecard

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 14:13
By Ola Lisowski - We present Our Wisconsin, the MacIver Institute’s scorecards to measure Wisconsin’s progress.  Read More Our Wisconsin: Economic Scorecard

Evers Delivers Despair Narrative In Pushing Grow-Government Agenda

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 00:10
By M.D. Kittle — In his first state of the state address Tuesday, Gov. Tony Evers painted a bleak picture of a Wisconsin floundering in failure, a state gripped by poverty, and hopelessness plaguing the average home.   Read More Evers Delivers Despair Narrative In Pushing Grow-Government Agenda

The State of Our State is Strong…Thanks to Conservatism

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 23:00
Special Guest Perspective by Dan O'Donnell - My fellow Wisconsinites, the state of our state is strong.  Not because of anything the man delivering this year’s State of the State address did, mind you. It’s quite the opposite, actually.  Read More The State of Our State is Strong…Thanks to Conservatism

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