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Did State Patrol Follow Wisconsin’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Law?

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 23:02
Civil asset forfeiture critics say some law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin are either ignorant of the law or ignore it when grabbing up proceeds from seized property. It’s what opponents of open-ended civil asset forfeiture practices describe as “Policing for Profit.”  Read More Did State Patrol Follow Wisconsin’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Law?

Top Ten Under-Reported Stories of 2017

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 23:00
10. School Board Members Survive Recall Election Over Consolidation If you didn’t know about the school board members who survived attempts to recall them for votes in favor of school consolidation, we don’t blame you. The campaign to recall the two River Valley School Board members who voted to close two elementary schools with declining …

Former John Doe Official ‘Surprised’ Lawmakers Want Him Out As Elections Chief

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:10
By M.D. Kittle - The embattled interim administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission says he’s surprised by legislative leaders’ calls for him to step down.  Read More Former John Doe Official ‘Surprised’ Lawmakers Want Him Out As Elections Chief

MacIver News Minute: Where’s the Missing John Doe Hard Drive?

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:54
A hard drive containing half a million documents seized by John Doe prosecutors is missing. Where is it?  Read More MacIver News Minute: Where’s the Missing John Doe Hard Drive?

Newsmakers Interview: Guy Benson on Caustic Political Discourse and Tax Reform

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:25
Guy Benson - political editor of Townhall.com, Fox News contributor, and co-author of "End of Discussion" - sits down with MacIver's Bill Osmulski in the MacIver studio to share his insight into the left's free speech-muzzling tactics, tax reform, and the path for the country Wisconsin has paved for conservative reforms.  Read More Newsmakers Interview: Guy Benson on Caustic Political Discourse and Tax Reform

Attorney General Shoots Down Regulator Claims On John Doe ‘Opposition Research’

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 00:32
By M.D. Kittle - "The ‘Opposition Research’ folder was created on a Government Accountability Board hard drive,” Attorney General Brad Schimel said.   Read More Attorney General Shoots Down Regulator Claims On John Doe ‘Opposition Research’

State Income Tax Reform Underway in Assembly

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:26
MacIver News Service - As congress finalizes federal tax reform, on Dec. 13 Wisconsin lawmakers began moving their own reform plans for the state income tax. The Assembly Subcommittee on Personal and Corporate Income Taxes will hold meetings through January and February of 2018. Its primary goals: coming out with legislation that will simplify the tax code, lower the bureaucratic burden on taxpayers, and perhaps most importantly, reduce rates.   Read More State Income Tax Reform Underway in Assembly

New Analysis Shows Federal Tax Reform Could Add Over 65,000 Jobs to Wisconsin’s Economy and Boost Wages by Nearly $2.5 Billion

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 14:36
Wisconsin’s economy could see a big boost if Congress completes its work to overhaul the tax code for the first time in 30 years, according to a new analysis released today by the MacIver Institute.  Read More New Analysis Shows Federal Tax Reform Could Add Over 65,000 Jobs to Wisconsin’s Economy and Boost Wages by Nearly $2.5 Billion

Here’s The Most Outrageously Overheated Liberal Quote About Tax Reform

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:00
We asked our Facebook audience to rate the Top Ten Most Outrageous Statements about tax reform on a scale of 1-10, with #1 being the most ridiculous example of leftist outrage. In reverse order, the results...  Read More Here’s The Most Outrageously Overheated Liberal Quote About Tax Reform

Elections Commission Lawyers Up In Wake Of Bombshell John Doe Report

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 18:18
By M.D. Kittle - The Wisconsin Elections Commission is doubling down in its defense of staff integrally involved in the state’s infamous John Doe investigation.   Read More Elections Commission Lawyers Up In Wake Of Bombshell John Doe Report

MacIver News Minute: The John Doe Probe Was Even More Sinister Than Feared

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:22
The infamous John Doe probe cast an even more expansive net than conservatives had feared, according to a new DOJ report on the leak of sealed John Doe documents to the Guardian newspaper. Rogue investigators even continued the probe after a judge ordered the probe stopped and kept seized documents in a box marked "opposition research."  Read More MacIver News Minute: The John Doe Probe Was Even More Sinister Than Feared

The MacIver Report: Wisconsin This Week – New John Doe Revelations, and Guy Benson on Tax Reform

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:10
Team MacIver zeroes in on the latest revelations about Wisconsin's John Doe probe. According to a new DOJ report, the probe was far more expansive and intrusive than even conservatives believed. That, and Bill Osmulski (not actually a coffee bean farmer)is joined in the studio by Townhall political editor Guy Benson. Guy shares his insights about federal tax reform - sifting through the facts, distortions, and outright lies.  Read More The MacIver Report: Wisconsin This Week – New John Doe Revelations, and Guy Benson on Tax Reform

Guy Benson Praises Wisconsin Conservatives

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 23:00
The MacIver Institute hosted conservative commentator Guy Benson at Monona Terrace in December, who spoke about how Wisconsin has provided a roadmap to the country for how to deal with the unhinged left.  Read More Guy Benson Praises Wisconsin Conservatives

Senator: Prosecute The John Doe Agents

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 16:13
By M.D. Kittle – A Wisconsin lawmaker who co-authored legislation that reformed Wisconsin’s controversial John Doe investigation law says he believes state Attorney General Brad Schimel does have the evidence to prosecute the prosecutors of the unconstitutional, secret probe into conservatives.   Read More Senator: Prosecute The John Doe Agents

Ethics Commission Holds Closed-Door Meeting On John Doe Report

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:54
By Bill Osmulski -The Wisconsin Ethics Commission held a closed-door teleconference on Friday prepared to discuss the state Department of Justice’s bombshell report into leaked John Doe investigation documents.  Read More Ethics Commission Holds Closed-Door Meeting On John Doe Report

Make No Mistake, Crimes Were Committed In John Doe Leak, Schimel Says

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:32
By M.D. Kittle - “That’s dead wrong. They didn’t read the report,” Attorney General Brad Schimel told MacIver News Service Thursday morning.   Read More Make No Mistake, Crimes Were Committed In John Doe Leak, Schimel Says

Tyler Brandt: UW-Madison Throwing In With National Thought Police Database

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:29
UW-Madison Young Americans for Liberty President and MacIver intern Tyler Brandt joins the Vicki McKenna Show to talk about an effort at UW-Madison to make sure thought crime offenders end up in ProPublica's national database of "hate crimes" - which can include almost anything that someone decides to complain about.  Read More Tyler Brandt: UW-Madison Throwing In With National Thought Police Database

MacIver News Minute: Homeowners’ Bill Of Rights Restores Basic Property Rights After Murr Case

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:50
Donna Murr and her siblings had no idea how intrusive government can get - until they went to sell a second lot attached to their folks' lakefront cabin. They found out the lots had been merged by bureaucratic fiat years ago and they weren't allowed to sell half the property. That property rights injustice was corrected by a newly enacted law authored by Rep. Adam Jarchow.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Homeowners’ Bill Of Rights Restores Basic Property Rights After Murr Case

“Dead Wrong” – Schimel Refutes Media Reports That John Doe Investigation Found No Wrongdoing

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:15
Attorney General Brad Schimel talks about the Dept. of Justice's bombshell new report on the John Doe that found extensive wrongdoing by highly partisan GAB officials, contrary to pervasive reports in the mainstream media. Kittle guests hosts the Dan Conry Show on News/Talk 1310 WIBA.  Read More “Dead Wrong” – Schimel Refutes Media Reports That John Doe Investigation Found No Wrongdoing

DOJ Report: Wisconsin’s Infamous John Doe Was More Sinister Than First Reported

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 23:51
By M.D. Kittle - Wisconsin’s infamous John Doe investigation was more sinister and politically driven than originally reported, as detailed by a new Dept. of Justice report.  Read More DOJ Report: Wisconsin’s Infamous John Doe Was More Sinister Than First Reported

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