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2018 MacIver End Of Session Awards

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 00:00
Here we recognize the best and the worst of the 2017-18 legislative session and the sometimes just plain weird personalities and bizarre developments that impacted the public policy debate here in Wisconsin.  Read More 2018 MacIver End Of Session Awards

Spring School Referenda Raise Taxes $563 Million Statewide

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 00:00
By Ola Lisowski - Voters across the state agreed to raise taxes by $563 million during Tuesday’s spring election. Of a proposed $667 million overall tax hike, the vast majority - 84 percent - were approved.  Read More Spring School Referenda Raise Taxes $563 Million Statewide

Marquette Liberals Believe University Seal Of Namesake A ‘Microaggression’

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 16:43
By M.D. Kittle - Just when you think things couldn’t get any weirder at Marquette University, the social justice warriors have taken weird to another level.   Read More Marquette Liberals Believe University Seal Of Namesake A ‘Microaggression’

Will There Be Any Justice For The People Abused In ‘John Doe II’ Probe?

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 00:00
By M.D. Kittle - The Brown County judge tapped to preside over the aftermath of Wisconsin’s infamous John Doe investigation should now have plenty of opinions about the scope of his authority.   Read More Will There Be Any Justice For The People Abused In ‘John Doe II’ Probe?

MacIver News Minute: Chris Taylor’s Manifesto a Roadmap for Wisconsin Liberals

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 09:02
Rep. Chris Taylor put her plans for Wisconsin in black-and-white, and in so doing, gave Wisconsinites a peek into the liberal agenda should her ilk retake power in the Badger State. Among the lengthy manifesto: remove "resident" from voting law, let the state schools superintendent write his own check, roll back collective bargaining reform, and transfer enormous power from elected officials to bureaucrats.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Chris Taylor’s Manifesto a Roadmap for Wisconsin Liberals

Audit Of Shadowy Public Finance Authority Appears Unlikely

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 00:00
By M.D. Kittle - There will likely be no legislative audit of a shadowy, quasi-public bonding house that sought greater authority in the closing days of last year’s budget debate, according to the state lawmaker who requested the financial review.  Read More Audit Of Shadowy Public Finance Authority Appears Unlikely

“Street Fightin’ Man” Delivers Anti-Capitalist Rant During UW Awards Ceremony.

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 00:20
By Abby Streu - “During the Chavez period, big attempts that were to topple him were made by whom? Right wing political parties backed by the US embassy and backed by the old university system, which was largely limited to the kids of middle and upper middle-class people,” Tariq Ali said. “It was people who couldn’t tolerate that power had been taken away from them. That’s why I support Chavez. I’m very, very proud of having done so.”  Read More “Street Fightin’ Man” Delivers Anti-Capitalist Rant During UW Awards Ceremony.

The MacIver Report: Wisconsin This Week – Progressive Minus The Progress Part

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 16:37
Wisconsin's self-described progressives cheer for poverty and despair in socialist Venezuela, roll out a plan to drag Wisconsin back in time ten years and transfer power to bureaucrats, and try to stop UW-Stevens Point from modernizing its majors programs. Team MacIver, joined by our favorite intern Abby Streu, discusses all of this and actual progress for conservative reforms.  Read More The MacIver Report: Wisconsin This Week – Progressive Minus The Progress Part

2017-2018 Legislative Session Wrap

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 00:00
By M.D. Kittle - The abbreviated, election-year session featured some tremendous wins for conservatives, for taxpayers, for the free-market, for liberty at large.   Read More 2017-2018 Legislative Session Wrap

Justice Rebecca Bradley: Dallet’s Comments On John Doe ‘Absurd’

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 23:42
By M.D. Kittle - What Dallet has failed to note is that the politically motivated John Doe investigations - which were little more than political spying operations on dozens of Wisconsin right-of-center groups - were declared unconstitutional for a reason.   Read More Justice Rebecca Bradley: Dallet’s Comments On John Doe ‘Absurd’

What Do Liberals Have Planned If They Regain Power in Wisconsin?

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 13:18
MacIver's Bill Osmulski discusses Rep. Chris Taylor's left-wing manifesto on the Vicki McKenna Show. The agenda, a litany of liberal amendments to the state constitution, would mandate a progressive income tax, let the state superintendent of schools write his own check, take away the power of the governor to appoint the DNR secretary, eliminate residency requirements for voting, and much more.  Read More What Do Liberals Have Planned If They Regain Power in Wisconsin?

MacIver News Minute: Liberal Protesters Demand UW-Stevens Point Cancel Modernization Plan

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 09:13
What happens when a higher ed administrator shows fiscal responsibility and pragmatism? He gets pilloried by liberals, of course. Look no further than UW-Stevens Point, where administration there decided to overhaul and modernize their academic offerings, only to meet protesters demanding the nixed majors - majors with sagging interest among incoming students - be retained.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Liberal Protesters Demand UW-Stevens Point Cancel Modernization Plan

UW To Give Award to Tariq Ali, Defender of Brutal Dictators And Socialism

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 00:05
By Abby Streu - Ali had originally been invited to receive a lifetime achievement award from the UW-Madison Havens Center for Social Justice on October 19, 2017. The lecture was postponed following an unexplained accident. An open records request by the MacIver News Service found staff working diligently behind the scenes to reschedule the event, and Tariq Ali’s day in Madison is almost here.  Read More UW To Give Award to Tariq Ali, Defender of Brutal Dictators And Socialism

New Emails Raise More Conflict Questions In Probe Of Troubled Ozaukee County Court

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 00:00
By M.D. Kittle - A new round of emails obtained by MacIver News Service raises more questions and concerns about the objectivity of the judge overseeing an investigation into the troubled Ozaukee County court system.  Read More New Emails Raise More Conflict Questions In Probe Of Troubled Ozaukee County Court

Assembly Democrats Unveil Roadmap to Permanently Change Constitution

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 00:00
By Bill Osmulski - Sweeping changes to Wisconsin's Bill of Rights would undo Act 10, eliminate voter residency requirements, and bring back the GAB.  Read More Assembly Democrats Unveil Roadmap to Permanently Change Constitution

School Districts Want to Raise Taxes $667 Million on April 3rd

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 00:00
Across Wisconsin on April 3, 66 Wisconsin school districts will hold referenda asking local voters to raise property taxes. Voters will have to decide if they want to increase taxes by up to $667 million outside of regular revenue limits.  Read More School Districts Want to Raise Taxes $667 Million on April 3rd

What’s Going On In The Legislature?

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 12:01
MacIver President Brett Healy joins Vicki McKenna to talk about conservative wins and losses at the hands of the state Legislature. While some good ideas made it through and some bad ideas rightly died, other good conservative agenda items failed to pass, a big missed opportunity for the Legislature.  Read More What’s Going On In The Legislature?

The MacIver Report: Wisconsin This Week – March Madness in the Legislature

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 10:57
Team MacIver busts its brackets trying to unravel the fast-moving Legislature over the past week, which is simultaneously passing conservative agenda items and stymying other good reforms. Also, why is Eric Holder obsessed with elections in Wisconsin? And why are liberals freaking out in Stevens Point? Team MacIver has answers.  Read More The MacIver Report: Wisconsin This Week – March Madness in the Legislature

MacIver News Minute: Tort Reform Stymies Trial Lawyers’ Fishing Expeditions

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 08:55
Some trial lawyers like to go fishing - for huge lawsuits. Tort reform passed last week, however, reins in the cumbersome discovery process and makes Wisconsin one of the first states in the nation to bring transparency to litigation financing, tangling the lines of lawyers looking for a jackpot settlement.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Tort Reform Stymies Trial Lawyers’ Fishing Expeditions

State Treasurer Adamczyk: It’s Now Up To Voters To Eliminate My Job

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 00:00
By M.D. Kittle - The state officeholder who campaigned to eliminate his office is urging Wisconsin voters to help him do just that at the polls next week.  Read More State Treasurer Adamczyk: It’s Now Up To Voters To Eliminate My Job

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