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Foxconn Makes It Official

MacIver News - Governor Walker and Assembly Speaker Vos flew out to Washington, D.C. for the official announcement with President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan at the White House. Read More »

MacIver Institute Analysis Finds Almost $2 Billion In Wasteful Transportation Spending

The MacIver Institute has dug into the numbers, taken a deeper dive into DOT projects that are at the very least questionable, if not an outright waste of taxpayer money, and administrative failures that have added substantial and unnecessary costs. We found over $1 billion in wasteful Wisconsin projects and practices. Read More »

Is a Coordinated Copy-Paste Letter Campaign Creating a Phony Gas Tax Groundswell?

By Chris Rochester - Special interests in Madison are desperate to make it seem like there's a groundswell of average citizens demanding action on road maintenance - and increased gas taxes. Are these interests placing fake letters to the editor in a smoke-and-mirrors PR effort? Read More »

Outdoor Reporter's 'Hatchet Job' Leaves Out Inspiration For Checking DNR Warden Power

By M.D. Kittle - In his breathless coverage last week of a bill aimed at reining in the power of DNR game wardens, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Paul A. Smith forgot something. He forgot to mention the bill's inspiration, Robert Joseph Stietz, who spent a year in prison in large part for the crime of minding his own business on his southwest Wisconsin farm. Read More »

Pro-Free Speech Democrat Ostracized, Punished for Working with Republicans

By Jessica Murphy - Democrats who try to work across the aisle could face a bleak future and Rep. Daniel Riemer (D-Milwaukee) is living proof. Read More »


Foxconn Makes It Official

Comments | Posted in News | By MacIverNews | Posted July 26, 2017 1:52 PM
Foxconn Makes It Official

MacIver News - Governor Walker and Assembly Speaker Vos flew out to Washington, D.C. for the official announcement with President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan at the White House. Read More »

MacIver Institute Analysis Finds Almost $2 Billion In Wasteful Transportation Spending

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 25, 2017 5:00 AM
MacIver Institute Analysis Finds Almost $2 Billion In Wasteful Transportation Spending

The MacIver Institute has dug into the numbers, taken a deeper dive into DOT projects that are at the very least questionable, if not an outright waste of taxpayer money, and administrative failures that have added substantial and unnecessary costs. We found over $1 billion in wasteful Wisconsin projects and practices. Read More »

Is a Coordinated Copy-Paste Letter Campaign Creating a Phony Gas Tax Groundswell?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 24, 2017 5:05 AM
Is a Coordinated Copy-Paste Letter Campaign Creating a Phony Gas Tax Groundswell?

By Chris Rochester - Special interests in Madison are desperate to make it seem like there's a groundswell of average citizens demanding action on road maintenance - and increased gas taxes. Are these interests placing fake letters to the editor in a smoke-and-mirrors PR effort? Read More »

Outdoor Reporter's 'Hatchet Job' Leaves Out Inspiration For Checking DNR Warden Power

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 24, 2017 5:04 AM
Outdoor Reporter's 'Hatchet Job' Leaves Out Inspiration For Checking DNR Warden Power

By M.D. Kittle - In his breathless coverage last week of a bill aimed at reining in the power of DNR game wardens, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Paul A. Smith forgot something. He forgot to mention the bill's inspiration, Robert Joseph Stietz, who spent a year in prison in large part for the crime of minding his own business on his southwest Wisconsin farm. Read More »

Pro-Free Speech Democrat Ostracized, Punished for Working with Republicans

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 24, 2017 5:00 AM
Pro-Free Speech Democrat Ostracized, Punished for Working with Republicans

By Jessica Murphy - Democrats who try to work across the aisle could face a bleak future and Rep. Daniel Riemer (D-Milwaukee) is living proof. Read More »

Weekly Roundup: Top Stories in Wisconsin Politics

Comments | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 21, 2017 5:15 PM
Weekly Roundup: Top Stories in Wisconsin Politics

Happy Friday, readers! The Capitol was abuzz this week with indications that Gov. Scott Walker and legislative leaders may soon be reaching a turning point in biennial budget discussions. The Senate GOP caucus released their budget blueprint for consideration, the Governor showed he was willing to compromise in order to get the budget finalized, and the Assembly Republicans made it clear they were not impressed by the Senate's attempt to move the budget debates forward. Read More »

Fraud Crackdown in DHS Reports Another Year of Tremendous Success

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 20, 2017 3:20 PM
Fraud Crackdown in DHS Reports Another Year of Tremendous Success

By Chris Rochester - The second annual report by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health Services (DHS) released on Thursday identified $32.6 million in overpayments and $18.5 million in cost avoidance savings last year from the state's Medicaid and FoodShare programs. Read More »

UPDATED: Budget Breakthrough? Walker Deal Trades Income Tax Cuts For Transportation

Comments | Posted in Budget Blog | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 20, 2017 2:17 PM
UPDATED: Budget Breakthrough? Walker Deal Trades Income Tax Cuts For Transportation

Budget Blog - Is there a budget breakthrough brewing? Gov. Walker offered to scuttle his tax cut proposal to scrub transportation bonding from the budget in an attempt to snap the stalemate that has pre-empted passage of a 2017-19 state budget. But Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald on Thursday effectively said 'not so fast.' Read More »

Supreme Court Ruling Prompts New State Private Property Rights Bill

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MacIverNews | Posted July 20, 2017 11:46 AM

MacIver News - A St. Croix County family owned two lots, side-by-side, and wanted to sell one of them. The county, the state, and the US Supreme Court all told them no. Because the two adjoining lots had the same owner, they were legally the same property according to state law. State lawmakers are now working to change that law. Read More »

Budget Blog - 'Deference' But Still No Budget Deal In Sight

Comments | Posted in Budget Blog | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 19, 2017 10:53 PM
Budget Blog - 'Deference' But Still No Budget Deal In Sight

Budget Blog - One of the main players in the state's budget drama emerged from high-level discussions Wednesday with "deference to the Senate," but there's still no deal in sight. Read More »

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