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Sen. Ron Johnson Lays Out The Immigration Debate

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 23:37
Watch - Sen. Ron Johnson talks about how a nation of immigrants addresses the problems of illegal immigration. In this speech to the Wisconsin Conservative Political Education Conference, he explains how this problem has evolved over the past several decades and what he thinks we should be doing about it.  Read More Sen. Ron Johnson Lays Out The Immigration Debate

The Battle for Thanksgiving and the War for American Culture

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 07:36
Dan O'Donnell - For most, Thanksgiving is a time to come together with family and friends and give thanks as we share in the blessings bestowed upon us. For others, it’s a time to reflect on how terrible America has always been, inevitably dividing the country along deepening ideological lines.  Read More The Battle for Thanksgiving and the War for American Culture

Milwaukee Courts’ Data-Driven Debacle

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 23:14
Charges of murder and child rape not enough to keep defendants behind bars Violent crime in Milwaukee skyrockets since shift to “alternatives to incarceration” County looks the other way as Justice Point fails to deliver promises in contract Nov. 20, 2019 By Bill Osmulski When Marcel Vanlandingham allegedly walked out of the Milwaukee County Courthouse …

NAEP Results 2019: A Focus on Milwaukee

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 07:04
By Ola Lisowski - Milwaukee’s NAEP scores among the worst in the country, only after Detroit.  Read More NAEP Results 2019: A Focus on Milwaukee

MacIver Newsmakers: Rep. Steil and Sen. Johnson Talk Impeachment

Sun, 11/17/2019 - 10:52
Sen. Ron Johnson and Rep. Bryan Steil share their thoughts on the first of the public impeachment hearings with the MacIver Institute at the Conservative Political Education Conference (CPEC) this weekend.  Read More MacIver Newsmakers: Rep. Steil and Sen. Johnson Talk Impeachment

MMSD’s LGBTQ+ Push

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 15:01
MMSD produced a special, 8-minute long video for National Coming Out Day last month featuring middle and high school students talking about their sexual preferences and identities. Some say they came out while still in elementary school.  Read More MMSD’s LGBTQ+ Push

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Sends Bill To End Miller Park Tax To Governor

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 16:00
Kill the tax! Kill the tax! Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has formally sent the bill to end the Miller Park Sales tax onto the Governor. Read this entire statement here.  Read More Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Sends Bill To End Miller Park Tax To Governor

Milwaukee’s Universally Dumb Idea

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 06:07
The Milwaukee Common Council wants to test out universal basic income—something Dan O’Donnell argues might be the most destructive welfare program yet devised.  Read More Milwaukee’s Universally Dumb Idea

2019 Education Report Cards: Districts Fare Worse, Schools Fare Better

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 00:40
The 2019 District and School Report Cards are out. Districts Fare Worse, Schools Fare Better. For the first time sine 2017, a district has been marked “failing.” Yet compared to last year, the number of failing schools fell by nearly half.  Read More 2019 Education Report Cards: Districts Fare Worse, Schools Fare Better

Bad Advice Began Special Election Date Drama

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 06:00
Emails between WEC and the Evers' Administration highlight two options for the 7th Congressional District special election, but one was illegal and the other was a nonstarter for the governor. WEC's top lawyer apparently had forgotten about federal election law and Evers' political calculus.  Read More Bad Advice Began Special Election Date Drama

The Nation’s Report Card 2019: Stagnation In General And Widening Of Achievement Gap Continues

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 21:13
In Wisconsin, 45 percent of students were at or above proficient in math, not significantly different than 2017’s proficiency rate of 43 percent. In reading, 36 percent of students were proficient, not significantly different than 2017’s rate of 35 percent.   Read More The Nation’s Report Card 2019: Stagnation In General And Widening Of Achievement Gap Continues

MPS Board Resolutions Reflect Union Priorities: Staffing over Students

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 13:09
Nov. 5, 2019 By Ola Lisowski At Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), the state’s largest school district, 16 percent of students are proficient in math. Just 9.4 percent of black students—the majority of MPS students—are proficient in math. To say the district should be in a full-on crisis mode is an understatement.  So what is the …

Ruthless Driving

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 09:07
Dan O’Donnell tackles the reckless driving crisis in Milwaukee that has killed two young children and injured three others in the past two weeks alone.  Read More Ruthless Driving

MacIver News Minute: Sun Sets on Miller Park Tax

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 23:47
Few would have thought it possible - Democrats and Republicans agree it's time to end a tax. Will the special interests let them do it?  Read More MacIver News Minute: Sun Sets on Miller Park Tax

MacIver Newsmakers Podcast – Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt On Wisconsin’s Education Crisis

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 23:23
This week we welcome in State Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt, chair of the Assembly Education Committee, to the MacIver Newsmakers Podcast. We talk all things education - proficiency scores, the achievement gap, his plans to fix education in Wisconsin and his recent meeting with DPI Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor.   Read More MacIver Newsmakers Podcast – Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt On Wisconsin’s Education Crisis

Is The City Of Superior About To Repeat Madison’s Costly Broadband Boondoggle?

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 12:36
Why is the City of Superior pursuing a costly and unnecessary government-owned broadband network? Superior property taxpayers deserve an answer.  Read More Is The City Of Superior About To Repeat Madison’s Costly Broadband Boondoggle?

Let the Sun Go Down on the Miller Park Sales Tax

Sun, 11/03/2019 - 23:00
Special Guest Perspective By Sen. Dale Kooyenga - Although getting rid of a tax can be like rolling a boulder up a hill, we finally have the opportunity to let the sun go down on the Miller Park tax. In the Legislature we have been rolling boulders up hills for nearly ten years on behalf of taxpayers, repealing a number of taxes in recent years thanks to the focus we have placed on lowering the tax burden for Wisconsinites.  Read More Let the Sun Go Down on the Miller Park Sales Tax

Climate Activists Hijacking 2021 Building Codes

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 06:54
Video - Climate Activists are trying to enact the Paris Climate Accord in the US by hijacking the 2021 building codes. Updates could push up climate activists’ goal of requiring all new homes to consume no energy from 2030 to now.  Read More Climate Activists Hijacking 2021 Building Codes

Misappropriation

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 00:32
Just in time for Halloween, Dan O’Donnell fights back against claims of cultural appropriation in both costumes and team nicknames.  Read More Misappropriation

MacIver News Minute: Politifact Attacks Messenger of State’s K12 Crisis

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 09:24
Almost 60 percent of public school students in Wisconsin are not proficient in math or reading. Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt sounded the alarm saying the "vast majority" of students are not proficient. Politifact bypassed the crisis to go after Thiesfeldt's call to action.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Politifact Attacks Messenger of State’s K12 Crisis

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