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MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Sen. Alberta Darling On The Budget And Peabo Bryson

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 00:00
Sen. Darling talks budget, the legal mess surrounding December’s extraordinary legislative session, and answers the critical question, “Does everybody need a little JFC?” in this edition of MacIver Newsmakers.   Read More MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Sen. Alberta Darling On The Budget And Peabo Bryson

Conservative Grassroots Shock And ‘WOW’ In Delivering Hagedorn Supreme Court Victory

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:06
By M.D. Kittle - The conservative grassroots appeared to get its groove back Tuesday. And southeast Wisconsin's WOW counties wowed again in helping to deliver a narrow victory to conservative state Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn, a victory that could keep the court in conservative hands until at least 2023.   Read More Conservative Grassroots Shock And ‘WOW’ In Delivering Hagedorn Supreme Court Victory

The Comeback

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 00:00
Special Guest Perspective by Dan O'Donnell - Supreme Court Justice-Elect Brian Hagedorn, like Wisconsin conservatism itself, was counted out. And then...  Read More The Comeback

MacIver News Minute: Back To Reality In Battle Over Extraordinary Session

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 18:34
Madison is 77 square miles surrounded by reality. Thankfully, reality ruled the day last week when a three-judge panel stayed a liberal Dane County judge's decision invalidating the laws that came out of December's extraordinary session. The activist judge simply cancelled those laws, but it now appears likely the court will find the extraordinary session was constitutional.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Back To Reality In Battle Over Extraordinary Session

Sweet 16: The Worst of Gov. Tony Evers’ 2019-21 Budget

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 00:00
March may be over, but the NCAA tournament is still going strong! Welcome to Sweet 16: Budget Bloopers.  Read More Sweet 16: The Worst of Gov. Tony Evers’ 2019-21 Budget

$1.2 Billion in Property Tax Increases Up for Vote in School Referenda Tuesday

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 00:00
MacIver News Service - Tuesday’s spring election will have voters considering nearly $1.2 billion in property tax increases, thanks to school district referenda. Forty-eight districts across the state are asking voters to approve projects ranging from brand new schools, to operating costs, and security upgrades.  Read More $1.2 Billion in Property Tax Increases Up for Vote in School Referenda Tuesday

Court of Appeals Blocks the Sweeping Lame-Duck Decision by Dane County Court

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 00:33
Case 1: The court of appeals found the lower court’s decision could cause irreparable harm to the people of Wisconsin. Case 2: In a victory for the legislature, the court found, for 10 provisions, that the unions “have not sufficiently established the requisite likelihood that this court will find them unconstitutional.” Case 3: Scheduled for April 26th.  Read More Court of Appeals Blocks the Sweeping Lame-Duck Decision by Dane County Court

Analysis: Tax Increment Financing In Wisconsin

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 00:18
TIF too often results in higher property taxes in the name of economic development. That development is never guaranteed and is not always contingent on the use of TIF in the first place. Furthermore, many public works projects currently funded through TIF could just as easily be funded with non-TIF bonding. This all runs contrary to popular narratives concerning TIF, and serves to demonstrate the great need for reforms.  Read More Analysis: Tax Increment Financing In Wisconsin

MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: The Queen Of Conservative Talk Radio, Vicki McKenna

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 09:34
By M.D. Kittle - Somewhere between her Marxist social theory and her professor’s godless “leap of faith,” Vicki McKenna had an epiphany: Socialists are full of it.   Read More MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: The Queen Of Conservative Talk Radio, Vicki McKenna

False Narratives – Eric Holder’s Wisconsin Talking Points

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 00:13
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been spending a lot of time in Wisconsin lately. He’s been here at least three times in the past year. Holder heads a group called the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC). Redrawing Wisconsin’s voting districts is one of its top priorities.  Read More False Narratives – Eric Holder’s Wisconsin Talking Points

MacIver News Minute: Swamp Media And Liberal Lawmakers Owe President Trump An Apology

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 00:00
Does President Trump owe Robert Mueller an apology, a question recently posed by an NBC reporter? No. Mueller and the liberal lawmakers and mainstream media who cheered his witch hunt on for the past two years owe Trump an apology for hounding him over what have now been proven to be phony allegations that the president was a Russian stooge not legitimately elected to office.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Swamp Media And Liberal Lawmakers Owe President Trump An Apology

Chicago-Style Conflicts

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 00:34
March 27, 2019 Special Guest Perspective by Dan O’Donnell One need only look a few dozen miles south of the Wisconsin border to understand the importance of impartiality in the judicial system and recognize the damage its absence can do. Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx stunned the nation when she announced that prosecutors had …

Out-Of-State Spending Groups In Wisconsin To Stay

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 00:11
Encouraged by Gov. Tony Evers’ victory in November, out-of-state liberal groups now have their eyes set on Wisconsin’s state Supreme Court race – and they have no intention of stopping there.   Read More Out-Of-State Spending Groups In Wisconsin To Stay

Dirty Deal – Neubauer Wrote Green Cleaning Legislation To Benefit His Company

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 00:00
By M.D. Kittle - A janitorial supplies company owned by Supreme Court candidate Lisa Neubauer’s Democratic Party power player husband could have really cleaned up — thanks to legislation crafted by the businessman.   Read More Dirty Deal – Neubauer Wrote Green Cleaning Legislation To Benefit His Company

Our Wisconsin: Budget

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 00:00
By Ola Lisowski - Welcome back to Our Wisconsin! Today's scorecard is a re-release of the original budget scorecard we published on the morning that Gov. Tony Evers proposed his 2019-21 budget. Now that the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) has completed its thorough analysis of the massive spending document, we have updated our scorecard to include the 2019-21 budget proposal.  Read More Our Wisconsin: Budget

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