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Wisconsin to Allow Online Voter Registration?

MacIver News Service - The Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections held an informational hearing on the subject of online voter registration on Tuesday. The hearing did not focus on a specific bill, but legislators and speakers discussed how an online voter registration system has been implemented in other states. Read More »

Happy Tax Freedom Day Wisconsin

Even with over a billion dollars in tax cuts, the Tax Foundation announced that our state's Tax Freedom Day is today, April 22nd. Wisconsin's Tax Freedom Day is the day when taxpayers in our state have earned enough money to pay their state and federal taxes for the year. It falls two days later than last year. Read More »

Just Hope Obamacare Doesn't Change Your Doctor

In the age of Obama, sometimes who you know is more important than who you are. It turns out, that even works for the little guy trying to make heads or tails of Obamacare. Vicky Hekkers was found out that her connections in the health care industry may have been the only reason she was able to keep her doctor. Read More »

From the Beloit Daily News: Do right thing. Hand it over.

Beloit Daily News Editorial Supporting MacIver's Fight For Transparent Government Read More »

MacIver Institute's 2014 End of Session Awards

After going over every news story from the past year and a half and taking nominations from you, our readers, the MacIver Institute has put together the winners for the 2014 End of Session Awards. Here we recognize the best and the worst of the 2013-14 legislative session and the sometimes just plain weird personalities that impacted the public policy debate here in Wisconsin. Read More »


Wisconsin to Allow Online Voter Registration?

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 22, 2014 4:18 PM
Wisconsin to Allow Online Voter Registration?

MacIver News Service - The Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections held an informational hearing on the subject of online voter registration on Tuesday. The hearing did not focus on a specific bill, but legislators and speakers discussed how an online voter registration system has been implemented in other states. Read More »

Happy Tax Freedom Day Wisconsin

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted April 22, 2014 3:00 AM
Happy Tax Freedom Day Wisconsin

Even with over a billion dollars in tax cuts, the Tax Foundation announced that our state's Tax Freedom Day is today, April 22nd. Wisconsin's Tax Freedom Day is the day when taxpayers in our state have earned enough money to pay their state and federal taxes for the year. It falls two days later than last year. Read More »

Just Hope Obamacare Doesn't Change Your Doctor

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted April 21, 2014 3:00 AM
Just Hope Obamacare Doesn't Change Your Doctor

In the age of Obama, sometimes who you know is more important than who you are. It turns out, that even works for the little guy trying to make heads or tails of Obamacare. Vicky Hekkers was found out that her connections in the health care industry may have been the only reason she was able to keep her doctor. Read More »

From the Beloit Daily News: Do right thing. Hand it over.

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 18, 2014 12:21 PM
From the Beloit Daily News: Do right thing. Hand it over.

Beloit Daily News Editorial Supporting MacIver's Fight For Transparent Government Read More »

MacIver Institute's 2014 End of Session Awards

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 17, 2014 2:00 AM
MacIver Institute's 2014 End of Session Awards

After going over every news story from the past year and a half and taking nominations from you, our readers, the MacIver Institute has put together the winners for the 2014 End of Session Awards. Here we recognize the best and the worst of the 2013-14 legislative session and the sometimes just plain weird personalities that impacted the public policy debate here in Wisconsin. Read More »

Citizen Action Feigns Concern for Wisconsin Taxpayers in Tax Day Stunt

Comments | Posted in Featured | By Nick Novak | Posted April 16, 2014 9:38 AM
Citizen Action Feigns Concern for Wisconsin Taxpayers in Tax Day Stunt

Brett Healy, President of the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, released a statement after Citizen Action of Wisconsin held a press conference at Milwaukee's downtown Post Office promoting bigger government and more federal debt. Read the statement here. Read More »

Wisconsin's Tax Freedom Day is Two Days Later than Last Year

Comments | Posted in Featured | By Nick Novak | Posted April 15, 2014 1:04 PM
Wisconsin's Tax Freedom Day is Two Days Later than Last Year

Brett Healy, President of the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, released a statement about Wisconsin's Tax Freedom Day. Read the statement here. Read More »

From Reason: Happy (Tax Day Edition)

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 15, 2014 9:13 AM
From Reason: Happy (Tax Day Edition)

From Reason TV - If you need a break from trying to figure out your taxes, check out this new post from the folks at Reason. Remy takes on Tax Day in his newest video. Enjoy! Read More »

Today is Tax Filing Day, But Wisconsin Taxpayers Must Wait Another Week for Tax Freedom Day

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 15, 2014 3:00 AM
Today is Tax Filing Day, But Wisconsin Taxpayers Must Wait Another Week for Tax Freedom Day

MacIver News Service - Almost every single American, and hopefully every taxpayer, knows that April 15th is the filing deadline for federal and state taxes. But, what many people might not know is that it will take 111 days this year for Americans to generate enough income to pay their taxes for the year. Read More »

Lazy School Choice Attack Blames Parents, Shames Public Schools, Misses the Point

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted April 14, 2014 10:38 AM
Lazy School Choice Attack Blames Parents, Shames Public Schools, Misses the Point

Last Thursday's Isthmus contained a pointed attack on school choice in Wisconsin. It was nothing new, especially in Madison. However, what makes this piece so special is its tremendous reliance on stale arguments that have been rattled off by opponents of school choice for decades. Read More »

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