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State Of Wisconsin In Good Fiscal Shape – For Now

Fri, 10/23/2020 - 02:00
Despite COVID-19 & Safer At Home, the 2020 fiscal year ended with a record General Fund balance and other big gains for taxpayers. Read about these and more in our latest fiscal update for Wisconsin.   Read More State Of Wisconsin In Good Fiscal Shape – For Now

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

Fri, 10/23/2020 - 00:00
Voters will consider nearly $1.2 billion in property tax increases in the November election, thanks to school district referenda. Ola Lisowski details some of the largest ones on the ballot.  Read More $1.2 Billion in Property Tax Increases Up for Vote in November School Referenda

MacIver News Minute – DHS Data Dump

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 00:02
LISTEN - Something doesn’t add up. Are local health departments once again falling behind entering complete covid data into the system or has the Evers administration fumbled the ball one more time?  Read More MacIver News Minute – DHS Data Dump

A Conspiracy of Silence

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 02:00
Forget about the upcoming presidential election. As Dan O’Donnell writes, the bigger story may lie in big tech's Orwellian censorship of major news from the New York Post.  Read More A Conspiracy of Silence

Data Blackout Gives Way to Data Dump

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 09:44
After DHS’ weekend COVID data blackout ended, it was obvious the department had used the opportunity to catch up on entering an enormous backlog of negative test results. This “correction” created a spike in test totals that render DHS’ data almost worthless in the short term.  Read More Data Blackout Gives Way to Data Dump

MacIver News Minute – Streetcar Trouble

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 13:39
LISTEN - It is likely general tax dollars, not a user fee as it should be, will fill the streetcar’s budget hole.  Read More MacIver News Minute – Streetcar Trouble

MacIver News Minute – DHS Double-Crosses PolitiFact

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 13:36
LISTEN - Politicfact however is probably surprised, and a little upset quite frankly, that just hours after carrying water for Evers, the Administration actually did a 180 and publicized the positive rate using all tests administered.  Read More MacIver News Minute – DHS Double-Crosses PolitiFact

MacIver News Minute – DHS Math Mess-up

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 13:35
The MacIver Institute · MacIver News Minute – DHS Math Mess-up Sep. 23, 2020 A MacIver News Service investigation has discovered another discrepancy with the COVID data that the Evers Administration is presenting to the Wisconsin public. Everyday, the Department of Health Services publishes the COVID positive test rate and you see this number repeated …

MacIver News Minute – BLM Supporter Begs BLM Rioters Not To Destroy His Neighborhood

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 11:33
LISTEN - After Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm decided not to bring any charges against Police Officer Mensah, protestors took to the streets of Wauwatosa, carrying on long into the night and destroying property along the way.  Read More MacIver News Minute – BLM Supporter Begs BLM Rioters Not To Destroy His Neighborhood

Radical New Building Codes Could Help Madison Achieve Environmental Dreams, But at What Cost?

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 23:14
New International Energy Conservation Code could help Madison achieve its dream of a green utopia, but it could make Madison’s housing crisis even worse. Online voting results made the International Energy Conservation Code even more radical than MacIver first reported last year. Will the State of Wisconsin Continue to Resist this Radical Agenda?  Read More Radical New Building Codes Could Help Madison Achieve Environmental Dreams, But at What Cost?

The MacIver Institute’s 2020 State of Higher Education

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 00:00
The leaves are turning, the students are (somewhat) back to campus, and the days are getting shorter—that means it’s time for the MacIver Institute’s State of Higher Education.  Read More The MacIver Institute’s 2020 State of Higher Education

What Happened to the $445 Million Evers Promised Hospitals to Prepare for a Surge?

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 00:00
There is no indication that hospitals have received any of the $445 million Gov. Evers promised them this past May to get ready for a surge in COVID cases.  Read More What Happened to the $445 Million Evers Promised Hospitals to Prepare for a Surge?

Evers Plays the Pandemic Blame Game

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 01:00
Dan O’Donnell dismantles Governor Evers’ shameless attempt at shifting blame for Wisconsin’s COVID-19 outbreak October 14, 2020 Guest perspective by Dan O’Donnell In times of crisis—when the walls seem to be closing in—the very best leaders dig deep within themselves, mediocre leaders delegate and dither, and weak, ineffectual leaders search for someone else to blame. …

Climate Change Task Force To Propose Ideas With “Strong Opposition” To The Governor

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 00:00
The Governor's Task Force on Climate Change will deliver their final report to the Governor at the end of October. Some of their report proposals have been specially set aside because Task Force members are strongly opposed to them.  Read More Climate Change Task Force To Propose Ideas With “Strong Opposition” To The Governor

Palm Issues Order Restricting Mass Gatherings And Encourages Tighter Municipal Restrictions

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 09:28
Secretary Designee Andrea Palm signed a new COVID-19 emergency order, limiting the number of people who can occupy a public indoor space to 25% normal capacity. Read the summary and public reaction to the order here.  Read More Palm Issues Order Restricting Mass Gatherings And Encourages Tighter Municipal Restrictions

Governor Evers Holds Bars and Restaurants Hostage

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 01:00
Dan O'Donnell: With his latest emergency order set to expire three days after the election, Governor Evers is making an implicit threat: “You can go back to your precious bars and restaurants…just as soon as I’m sure you’ve voted the right way.”   Read More Governor Evers Holds Bars and Restaurants Hostage

Chart Smart: Hospital Capacity and COVID Inpatients

Tue, 10/06/2020 - 15:54
On Tuesday, Gov. Tony Evers said "our healthcare system is teetering." That's why he had Sec. (Des) Andrea Palm issue an order limiting capacity in public spaces to 25%. Here's what the COVID case load looks right like in some of Wisconsin's most populous counties.  Read More Chart Smart: Hospital Capacity and COVID Inpatients

Questionable Curriculum: Black Lives Matters in Milwaukee Classrooms

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 00:55
WATCH - Milwaukee Public Schools spent the entire first week of February on "Black Lives Matter Week of Action" curriculum. At some of those schools, only a handful of students are proficient in English or math, teachers have apparently given up on teaching how to think in favor of teaching what to think.  Read More Questionable Curriculum: Black Lives Matters in Milwaukee Classrooms

Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 14:01
Who was the winner in last night's debate? Dan O'Donnell critiques the first Presidential Debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden...  Read More Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing

DHS Caves to MacIver, Throws Politifact Under the Bus

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 12:00
DHS began calculating Wisconsin’s daily positivity rate using MacIver’s recommendations on Wednesday morning.  Read More DHS Caves to MacIver, Throws Politifact Under the Bus

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