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Dental Therapy: A Simple, Cost-Effective Way to Ease the Shortage of Dental Care in Wisconsin

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 00:00
By Chris Rochester - Dental health is about much more than a bright white smile, it’s a critical part of maintaining your health and well-being. Unfortunately, there is a serious shortage of dental providers in Wisconsin that impacts the health of everyone from children in preschool to our grandparents in nursing homes. To help address this shortage, Wisconsin should look to the free market.  Read More Dental Therapy: A Simple, Cost-Effective Way to Ease the Shortage of Dental Care in Wisconsin

It’s Working: Finding Rewarding Work Through FSET

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 02:52
In 2015, Governor Scott Walker started a pilot program to help transition people from government dependence to independence. Since then, over 25,000 people have found jobs thanks to Wisconsin’s FoodShare Employment Training (FSET) program. The left argues it’s cruel and counter-productive to make people on benefits participate in job training. These successful graduates might beg to differ.  Read More It’s Working: Finding Rewarding Work Through FSET

Troubled Ozaukee County Court System Failed To Follow Law, Docs Show

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 00:00
By M.D. Kittle - Of the many allegations of misconduct lodged against the Ozaukee County Court System, its apparent shell game with family court services is perhaps the most troubling.   Read More Troubled Ozaukee County Court System Failed To Follow Law, Docs Show

Citing Citizen Concerns, Walker Rescinds Federal Marine Sanctuary Request

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 14:02
By Chris Rochester - Gov. Scott Walker this week rescinded a request to the federal government to create a marine sanctuary off the coast of Lake Michigan after citizens raised concerns about new bureaucracy and its impact on the rights of the state and property owners.  Read More Citing Citizen Concerns, Walker Rescinds Federal Marine Sanctuary Request

MacIver Report Extra: Senator Leah Vukmir on Criminal Justice Reforms

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 17:26
State Senator Leah Vukmir joins MacIver's Bill Osmulski for a special MacIver Report Extra podcast. Vukmir explains legislation she co-authored that cracks down on violent repeat offenders and the "revolving door" that makes a mockery of our criminal justice system. The bills also tackles the scourge of carjacking in Milwaukee.  Read More MacIver Report Extra: Senator Leah Vukmir on Criminal Justice Reforms

MacIver News Minute: Time to Get Tough on Repeat Offenders

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 16:46
Enough of repeat offenders making a mockery of Milwaukee's criminal justice system. It's time to stop the revolving door - that's the message Sen. Leah Vukmir shares in this MacIver News Minute. Vukmir is co-author of legislation aimed at tackling the problem of repeat offenders that recently passed the Assembly.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Time to Get Tough on Repeat Offenders

Education Data Release: More Wisconsin High School Students Graduating in Four Years, but Proficiency Rates Down Slightly

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 15:36
By Ola Lisowski - More Wisconsin high schoolers are graduating in four years and the number of students who drop out is staying steady, according to an extensive new dataset released Thursday by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The data also show that the average ACT composite score and participation rate remains generally unchanged compared to last year, but more high school students are opting out of attending college.  Read More Education Data Release: More Wisconsin High School Students Graduating in Four Years, but Proficiency Rates Down Slightly

MacIver Exclusive: Emails Suggest Possible Bias Against Judge In Ozaukee County Court Probe

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 23:00
By M.D. Kittle - As an investigation into Ozaukee County District Court administration continues, some email communications obtained by MacIver News Service in an open records request raise concerns about the objectivity of the chief judge overseeing the probe.  Read More MacIver Exclusive: Emails Suggest Possible Bias Against Judge In Ozaukee County Court Probe

The MacIver Report: Wisconsin This Week – We’ve Seen This Movie Before

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:45
After some quick movie talk, Team MacIver talks about all that's new but familiar. For one, Big Labor's never-ending, doomed efforts to sue Act 10 out of existence. For two, Randy Bryce's $50 trillion agenda that's copy/pasted out of the Bernie Sanders manifesto. For three, another effort to topple Obamacare's flimsy legal scaffolding in the courts (and this one could go all the way). This week's podcast also features exclusive interviews with Guy Benson on the big national issues and Senator Leah Vukmir on her efforts to clamp down on crime in Milwaukee.  Read More The MacIver Report: Wisconsin This Week – We’ve Seen This Movie Before

National Scholars Weigh In On McAdams’ Academic Freedom Fight

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 23:00
By M.D. Kittle - Embattled Marquette University political science Professor John McAdams is getting some backing in his freedom fight from a prominent national network of scholars and citizens.   Read More National Scholars Weigh In On McAdams’ Academic Freedom Fight

MacIver News Minute: Like The Chicago Bears, Big Labor Keeps Losing

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 23:00
Big Labor's seemingly unending lawsuits against Act 10 - Governor Walker's collective bargaining reform that's saved taxpayers billions - just keep coming. Despite being upheld in various appeals courts, including the Wisconsin Supreme Court, unions are now suing with the Janus v. AFSCME as a pretense in yet another doomed effort to bring down the landmark law.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Like The Chicago Bears, Big Labor Keeps Losing

My Tomah VA Story

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 23:00
Special Guest Perspective By Mark Fink - Every day, 20 veterans take their own life. I almost became one of them because the Tomah VA Hospital let me down. But I’m not a special case. The hospital failed so many of my fellow veterans.  Read More My Tomah VA Story

MacIver Podcast Extra: Guy Benson On Mueller/Russia, The Horrific Parkland Shooting, and Tax Cuts

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 15:00
Townhall political editor and Fox News contributor Guy Benson joins MacIver's Chris Rochester for a special MacIver Report Extra podcast. Guy shares his insight on the latest in the Mueller/Russia investigation, the horror that unfolded in Parkland, Florida and the renewed gun debate deadlock, and the total failure of the Democrats' anti-tax cut strategy.  Read More MacIver Podcast Extra: Guy Benson On Mueller/Russia, The Horrific Parkland Shooting, and Tax Cuts

MacIver News Minute: On Dental Care Access, Wisconsin Could Learn From Minnesota

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:34
Wisconsin and Minnesota face similar problems with dental care access. But in 2009, Minnesota began licensing dental therapists, seizing on a free market opportunity to expand dental care at virtually no cost to taxpayers. A similar proposal has been circulating the Wisconsin Capitol.  Read More MacIver News Minute: On Dental Care Access, Wisconsin Could Learn From Minnesota

Price Tag of Randy Bryce Agenda Tops $50 Trillion…With a T

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 08:12
By Chris Rochester - Simple math shows that the price tag of Randy Bryce’s plans adds up to $50 trillion. That’s nearly 15 times the entire annual federal budget and nearly 2.5 times the current $20.7 trillion national debt.  Read More Price Tag of Randy Bryce Agenda Tops $50 Trillion…With a T

Supreme Court Hands Big Labor Another Act 10 Loss

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 14:52
By M.D. Kittle - Big labor was handed another big loss Wednesday when the Wisconsin Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision in a union certification case.   Read More Supreme Court Hands Big Labor Another Act 10 Loss

As Unions Sound Alarm on SCOTUS Labor Case, Here’s What Wisconsin’s Experience Shows

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 09:42
By Chris Rochester - The Wisconsin experience shows us that worker freedom means smaller, less powerful unions. It also shows us that government will continue to function and students will continue to learn and thrive.   Read More As Unions Sound Alarm on SCOTUS Labor Case, Here’s What Wisconsin’s Experience Shows

Kohler Worker Says Company Helping Him In Union Harassment Case

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 23:00
By M.D. Kittle - The Kohler Co. employee who claims he has been repeatedly harassed and threatened by labor leaders because he refuses to join the local union says company officials are intervening on his behalf.   Read More Kohler Worker Says Company Helping Him In Union Harassment Case

Former Elections Chief Haas Ends Standoff With GOP-Led Senate

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 17:27
By M.D. Kittle - Long-time state government bureaucrat Michael Haas has decided to end his personal resistance campaign against the Republican-controlled Senate, a move that would appear to conclude a month’s-long constitutional crisis.   Read More Former Elections Chief Haas Ends Standoff With GOP-Led Senate

Wisconsin, Texas Lead 20 States in New Lawsuit to Take Down Obamacare

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 15:23
By Chris Rochester - The rickety legal case for Obamacare’s core mandate just might be about to topple - along with the entire law.   Read More Wisconsin, Texas Lead 20 States in New Lawsuit to Take Down Obamacare

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