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Reactions Roll In as OSPP Commissioner Resigns

MacIver News Service - Dr. Demond Means, commissioner of the Opportunity Schools Partnership Program (OSPP), has resigned. He was appointed by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele in November. Read More »

MacIver Institute Statement on the Resignation of Dr. Demond Means

Press Release - Today's sudden resignation of Opportunity Schools commissioner Dr. Demond Means symbolizes the toxic atmosphere that has hindered the critical goal of creating better opportunities for the students trapped in failing Milwaukee schools. Brett Healy, president of the MacIver Institute, issued the following statement in response to news of Dr. Means' resignation... Read More »

Dystopian Nightmare: Federal Agency Claims Power to Choose Health Plan for You

By MacIver Communications Director Chris Rochester - In the era of Obamacare, it's not difficult to imagine the federal government trying to assert the power to enroll people in health insurance plans of its choosing, without the consent of the individual to be covered. While once a dystopian nightmare, it's actually happening right under our noses. Read More »

Owen Robinson: A Conservative Take on State Transportation

Special guest perspective by Owen Robinson - On transportation, both Speaker Vos and Governor Walker are missing the point. The problem with Wisconsin's transportation budget is not that there is not enough money. The problem is the state is spending too much. Read More »

Sen. Darling: Why I Refuse to Give Up on Milwaukee Kids

Special guest perspective by Senator Alberta Darling - As Milwaukee goes, the rest of the state goes. I refuse to give up on the students in these schools. Far too many students in MPS are trapped in failing schools. Parents should be able to send their kids to a quality school no matter where they live in our state. Read More »


Reactions Roll In as OSPP Commissioner Resigns

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 29, 2016 3:57 PM
Reactions Roll In as OSPP Commissioner Resigns

MacIver News Service - Dr. Demond Means, commissioner of the Opportunity Schools Partnership Program (OSPP), has resigned. He was appointed by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele in November. Read More »

MacIver Institute Statement on the Resignation of Dr. Demond Means

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 29, 2016 3:02 PM
MacIver Institute Statement on the Resignation of Dr. Demond Means

Press Release - Today's sudden resignation of Opportunity Schools commissioner Dr. Demond Means symbolizes the toxic atmosphere that has hindered the critical goal of creating better opportunities for the students trapped in failing Milwaukee schools. Brett Healy, president of the MacIver Institute, issued the following statement in response to news of Dr. Means' resignation... Read More »

Dystopian Nightmare: Federal Agency Claims Power to Choose Health Plan for You

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 28, 2016 10:36 AM
Dystopian Nightmare: Federal Agency Claims Power to Choose Health Plan for You

By MacIver Communications Director Chris Rochester - In the era of Obamacare, it's not difficult to imagine the federal government trying to assert the power to enroll people in health insurance plans of its choosing, without the consent of the individual to be covered. While once a dystopian nightmare, it's actually happening right under our noses. Read More »

Owen Robinson: A Conservative Take on State Transportation

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 28, 2016 5:00 AM
Owen Robinson: A Conservative Take on State Transportation

Special guest perspective by Owen Robinson - On transportation, both Speaker Vos and Governor Walker are missing the point. The problem with Wisconsin's transportation budget is not that there is not enough money. The problem is the state is spending too much. Read More »

Sen. Darling: Why I Refuse to Give Up on Milwaukee Kids

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 27, 2016 9:00 AM
Sen. Darling: Why I Refuse to Give Up on Milwaukee Kids

Special guest perspective by Senator Alberta Darling - As Milwaukee goes, the rest of the state goes. I refuse to give up on the students in these schools. Far too many students in MPS are trapped in failing schools. Parents should be able to send their kids to a quality school no matter where they live in our state. Read More »

New Report: Clean Power Plan Will Cost More, Benefit Less Than EPA Predicts

Comments | By The MacIver Institute | Posted June 27, 2016 7:50 AM
New Report: Clean Power Plan Will Cost More, Benefit Less Than EPA Predicts

MacIver News Service - A new report reveals the flawed methodology used by the EPA for the Clean Power Plan's cost and benefit analysis. The poor methodology resulted in underestimating the Plan's costs and overestimating its benefits. Read More »

State Journal Executive Q&A: Think Tank Chief Brett Healy 'Absolutely Loves' Public Policy

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 25, 2016 11:58 AM
State Journal Executive Q&A: Think Tank Chief Brett Healy 'Absolutely Loves' Public Policy

From the Wisconsin State Journal - The following profile of MacIver Institute President Brett Healy by Patricia Simms appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal in its June 19 issue. Read More »

Under Gov. Walker, School Referendums Held on Off-Elections are 25% More Likely to Pass

Comments | Posted in News | By The MacIver Institute | Posted June 24, 2016 5:00 AM
Under Gov. Walker, School Referendums Held on Off-Elections are 25% More Likely to Pass

A MacIver Institute analysis reveals that school referendums held on off elections are 25 percent more likely to pass and that while the number of referendums and proposed and approved has increased under Walker, the price tag of each one has gone down. Read More »

MacIver Marketplace, June 24, 2016

Comments | By The MacIver Institute | Posted June 24, 2016 4:30 AM
MacIver Marketplace, June 24, 2016

This week's Marketplace gives an update on Venezuela, a report detailing flaws in the Clean Power Plan, and the predicted increase of insurance premiums under ObamaCare this year. Read More »

Protesters Rally Against Reform Plan Aimed at Failing Milwaukee Schools

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 23, 2016 5:00 AM

Activists gathered on Monday to voice their opposition to an education turnaround plan intended to reform the lowest-performing schools in Milwaukee. Among the several dozen demonstrators, passions ran high, and protesters denounced the plan as a "takeover" of Milwaukee schools. One speaker said the plan is racist. Read More »

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