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La Crosse’s $1.5 Million In Savings Shows Potential Of Direct Primary Care

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:00
MacIver's Matt Kittle discusses the successful implementation of a direct primary care option for government workers in the city, county, and school district of La Crosse that has saved $1.5 million and counting. The power of this free market health care model to save money and improve care is clear - will state legislators move forward with a bill by Rep. Joe Sanfelippo enshrining direct primary care into law?  Read More La Crosse’s $1.5 Million In Savings Shows Potential Of Direct Primary Care

“Why I Support Gov. Walker’s Welfare Reforms”: AFP-Wisconsin Field Directors Share Their Personal Experiences with Welfare

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 01:00
Wisconsin Works for Everyone, Gov. Scott Walker’s landmark welfare reform package, carries the promise of gainful employment and second chances for thousands of able-bodied Wisconsinites currently dependent on the Badger State’s welfare system.  Read More “Why I Support Gov. Walker’s Welfare Reforms”: AFP-Wisconsin Field Directors Share Their Personal Experiences with Welfare

On the Vicki McKenna Show: Debunking The Left’s Minnesota Myth

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 16:10
The left has dusted off its beloved canard that Minnesota is a utopia under big government progressive policies, but there’s a problem: it’s not true. The fact is Wisconsin has outpaced Minnesota in many key measures under the fiscally responsible policies of Gov. Walker and the conservative Legislature. MacIver Communications Director Chris Rochester debunks the latest flawed liberal study on the Vicki McKenna Show on News/Talk 1310 WIBA.  Read More On the Vicki McKenna Show: Debunking The Left’s Minnesota Myth

MacIver News Minute: Debunking The Left’s Minnesota Myth

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 13:32
Liberals like to point to Minnesota as a prototypical progressive utopia, claiming fiscally responsible, conservative policies have somehow been a setback for Wisconsin. The problem is, it's not true. In fact by many measures Wisconsin has outperformed the Gopher State - discrediting nonstop attempts by the left to lure Wisconsinites into an unearned inferiority complex.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Debunking The Left’s Minnesota Myth

La Crosse Area Is Proof Positive of the Power of Direct Primary Care

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 01:00
By M.D. Kittle - In the death spiral days of Obamacare, bending the health-care cost curve seems like a quaint concept from a simpler time. But there are some positive signs in places like La Crosse, where local government appears to be winning the war of ever-escalating health care costs - thanks to a free-market fix.   Read More La Crosse Area Is Proof Positive of the Power of Direct Primary Care

On the Dan O’Donnell Show: Wheels Have Fallen Off Liberal “Minnesota Is Utopia” Canard

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 11:46
The left has dusted off its beloved canard that Minnesota is a utopia under big government progressive policies, but there's a problem: it's not true. The fact is Wisconsin has outpaced Minnesota in many key measures under the fiscally responsible policies of Gov. Walker and the conservative Legislature. MacIver Communications Director Chris Rochester debunks the latest liberal claims on the Dan O'Donnell Show, guest hosted by Matt Kittle.  Read More On the Dan O’Donnell Show: Wheels Have Fallen Off Liberal “Minnesota Is Utopia” Canard

Wheels Have Fallen Off Liberals’ “Minnesota Is Utopia” Argument

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 01:00
By Chris Rochester - The claim by progressives that Minnesota has done better than Wisconsin over the past eight years is simply untrue. It’s a myth born of self-delusion and a growing desperation to peddle the same left-wing policies that failed Wisconsin in years past and are failing Minnesota now.  Read More Wheels Have Fallen Off Liberals’ “Minnesota Is Utopia” Argument

Rep. Sanfelippo Still “100% Committed” to Direct Primary Care

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 16:06
Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, who authored a bill codifying direct primary care into Wisconsin law, says he and Sen. Chris Kapenga are still committed to the legislation. While a legislative study committee begins mulling the innovative free market proposal (the two authors weren't invited), the cost of healthcare continues to spiral upwards. Sanfelippo spoke with MacIver's Matt Kittle on the Vicki McKenna Show on News/Talk 1130 WISN.  Read More Rep. Sanfelippo Still “100% Committed” to Direct Primary Care

A Janus Victory at SCOTUS Would Extend Worker Freedom to Wisconsin Cops and Firefighters

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 16:02
Worker freedom could soon be coming to millions of public employees forced to pay union dues – including Wisconsin’s cops and firefighters who have missed out on previous right-to-work reforms in the Badger State. That all depends on the outcome of the Janus v. AFSCME case before the Supreme Court. Patrick Semmens, vice president for Public Information at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, discusses the Janus case with MacIver's Matt Kittle on the Vicki McKenna Show, on NewsTalk 1130 WISN.  Read More A Janus Victory at SCOTUS Would Extend Worker Freedom to Wisconsin Cops and Firefighters

MacIver News Minute: Madison Pursuing Municipal Broadband Despite Mayor’s Newfound Fiscal Restraint

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:03
Madison mayor Paul Soglin recently directed city department heads to limit capital expenditure proposals to only crucial projects. But true to uber-liberal form, city bureaucrats are still bent on pursuing a municipal broadband network that could cost taxpayers north of $100 million. In one of the most digitally connected cities in the country, a city-owned broadband network hardly seems like a crucial project.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Madison Pursuing Municipal Broadband Despite Mayor’s Newfound Fiscal Restraint

Wisconsin Firefighters, Cops Could Finally Realize Freedom From Unions Under In Janus Case

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:54
By M.D. Kittle - Worker freedom could soon be coming to millions of public employees forced to pay union dues - including Wisconsin’s cops and firefighters who have missed out on previous right-to-work reforms in the Badger State.   Read More Wisconsin Firefighters, Cops Could Finally Realize Freedom From Unions Under In Janus Case

MPS Budget Amendments Take Swing At Central Office

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 00:00
By Ola Lisowski - The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Board of School Directors plans to start making adjustments to its 2018-19 budget tonight when the Committee on Strategic Planning and Budget reviews a list of proposals that was released on Tuesday.  Read More MPS Budget Amendments Take Swing At Central Office

Judge Asks Chief Judge To Weigh Recusal In Ozaukee County Court Probe

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:19
By M.D. Kittle - The judge who brought multiple allegations of misconduct against Ozaukee County Court administrators is now asking whether the chief judge overseeing an investigation into the charges should remove herself from the case over concerns of potential bias.  Read More Judge Asks Chief Judge To Weigh Recusal In Ozaukee County Court Probe

MacIver News Minute: Bernie, Tammy And The Big Labor Gang Want To Kill Right-To-Work

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:13
A bill led by big labor supplicants, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan, would, among other assaults on worker freedom, repeal right-to-work laws nationwide. It's is sponsored by some of the most left-leaning politicians in America, including Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who heartily endorsed the campaign to take away a worker’s right to choose.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Bernie, Tammy And The Big Labor Gang Want To Kill Right-To-Work

Probe Into Problems In Ozaukee County Court System ‘Ongoing’

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:00
By M.D. Kittle - More than four months after allegations of widespread misconduct and dysfunction in the Ozaukee County Court system first came to light, a judicial administrative investigation continues.   Read More Probe Into Problems In Ozaukee County Court System ‘Ongoing’

Bernie, Tammy And The Big Labor Gang Want To Kill Right-To-Work

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 17:35
By M.D. Kittle - A bill led by big labor supplicants, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison), would, among other assaults on worker freedom, repeal right-to-work laws nationwide.   Read More Bernie, Tammy And The Big Labor Gang Want To Kill Right-To-Work

MacIver News Minute: Trump Asks Congress to Rescind $15 Billion in Spending

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 08:52
President Trump recently did something all too rare in Washington - he asked Congress to withdraw $15 billion in spending authority for a variety of programs that are past their sell-by date. He made the request using a rarely used 1974 law. The ball is now in Congress's court to pass a bill rescinding the budgeted funds.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Trump Asks Congress to Rescind $15 Billion in Spending

Matt Kittle Discusses Embattled UW Professor Sabina Burton on the Vicki McKenna Show

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:58
MacIver's Matt Kittle joins the Vicki McKenna Show on News/Talk 1310 WIBA to update listeners on the story of Sabina Burton, a UW-Platteville Criminal Justice professor who was exiled from campus after reporting a male colleague for inappropriate behavior toward a female student. the UW Board of Regents is set to decide the fate of her career in the coming weeks.  Read More Matt Kittle Discusses Embattled UW Professor Sabina Burton on the Vicki McKenna Show

Ola Lisowski Talks MPS Budget Trainwreck on the Vicki McKenna Show

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:49
MacIver's Ola Lisowski joins Vicki McKenna on News/Talk 1130 WISN to discuss the MPS budget. Facing a $40 million shortfall, projected to balloon to $200 million in a few short years, all the failing school district's bureaucrats seem capable of doing is can-kicking and finger-pointing.  Read More Ola Lisowski Talks MPS Budget Trainwreck on the Vicki McKenna Show

Analysis: Jacque and Plumer Advance in Special Elections

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:06
MacIver's Matt Kittle joined the WTAQ Morning News with Matt & Earl to recap the results of the special primary elections in Senate District 1 and Assembly District 42.  Read More Analysis: Jacque and Plumer Advance in Special Elections

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