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Raising Up Wisconsin: Maggie's Journey from Minimum Wage to Ownership

Raising Up Wisconsin - Part 1 of this series takes a look at Maggie, a Culver's Franchise Owner and Operator, that worked her way up from a minimum wage job. She started with Culver's at 15-years-old and worked her way up to ownership today, in her early 30's. Read More »

Lawmakers Banking $2.4 Million in Unused Sick Leave

MacIver News Service - Some Wisconsin lawmakers want to end a benefit that allows members of the state legislature to bank their unused sick leave time and apply it to health benefits for when they retire. Read More »

Waukesha Shouldn't Get Lake Michigan Water Because of...Racism?

Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - The city of Waukesha's quest for a diversion of water from Lake Michigan has just taken a turn to the absurd. Observers are already aghast at the appalling way the science is being ignored by opponents of Waukesha's application because of politics. Now opponents have taken up a new tactic, playing the race card. Read More »

GAB Doesn't Need to be Saved

Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - Claiming the LAB finds no fault with the GAB is like a defense attorney claiming his client, having been found guilty of robbing a bank, did not have a broken taillight on the getaway car. While the latest audit has minor criticisms, the December audit found several violations of state law and staff acting without the direction of the GAB. Read More »

Lawsuit Aims to Save Wisconsin's Economy from the EPA

MacIver News Service - Shortly after the federal Environmental Protection Agency finalized the Clean Power Plan - which would put a limit on carbon emissions across the country - Wisconsin joined a lawsuit to stop the proposal in its tracks. According to experts, the plan is just cap and trade under a different name and would cost the state thousands of jobs a year. Read More »


Raising Up Wisconsin: Maggie's Journey from Minimum Wage to Ownership

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By Nick Novak | Posted September 3, 2015 2:00 AM

Raising Up Wisconsin - Part 1 of this series takes a look at Maggie, a Culver's Franchise Owner and Operator, that worked her way up from a minimum wage job. She started with Culver's at 15-years-old and worked her way up to ownership today, in her early 30's. Read More »

Lawmakers Banking $2.4 Million in Unused Sick Leave

Comments | Posted in News | By MacIverNews | Posted September 2, 2015 3:40 PM
Lawmakers Banking $2.4 Million in Unused Sick Leave

MacIver News Service - Some Wisconsin lawmakers want to end a benefit that allows members of the state legislature to bank their unused sick leave time and apply it to health benefits for when they retire. Read More »

Waukesha Shouldn't Get Lake Michigan Water Because of...Racism?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted September 2, 2015 3:00 AM
Waukesha Shouldn't Get Lake Michigan Water Because of...Racism?

Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - The city of Waukesha's quest for a diversion of water from Lake Michigan has just taken a turn to the absurd. Observers are already aghast at the appalling way the science is being ignored by opponents of Waukesha's application because of politics. Now opponents have taken up a new tactic, playing the race card. Read More »

MacIver Institute Honored for Extraordinary Support of Employees Who Serve in the Wisconsin National Guard

Comments | Posted in Featured | By Nick Novak | Posted September 1, 2015 9:30 AM
MacIver Institute Honored for Extraordinary Support of Employees Who Serve in the Wisconsin National Guard

PRESS RELEASE - Brett Healy, President of The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, was presented with the Patriot Award on Monday in recognition of the Institute's extraordinary support of National Guard Soldier and MacIver employee Captain Bill Osmulski. Read More »

GAB Doesn't Need to be Saved

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted August 31, 2015 4:00 AM
GAB Doesn't Need to be Saved

Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - Claiming the LAB finds no fault with the GAB is like a defense attorney claiming his client, having been found guilty of robbing a bank, did not have a broken taillight on the getaway car. While the latest audit has minor criticisms, the December audit found several violations of state law and staff acting without the direction of the GAB. Read More »

Lawsuit Aims to Save Wisconsin's Economy from the EPA

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By Nick Novak | Posted August 31, 2015 3:00 AM

MacIver News Service - Shortly after the federal Environmental Protection Agency finalized the Clean Power Plan - which would put a limit on carbon emissions across the country - Wisconsin joined a lawsuit to stop the proposal in its tracks. According to experts, the plan is just cap and trade under a different name and would cost the state thousands of jobs a year. Read More »

He Who Must Not Be Named: Voldemort? No, it's Scott Walker

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted August 27, 2015 3:00 AM
He Who Must Not Be Named: Voldemort? No, it's Scott Walker

MacIver Perspective by Ola Lisowski - In the few years since Gov. Scott Walker was first elected Governor, progressives in Wisconsin have had a tough run. In a J.K. Rowling-inspired move, some of them have begun to avoid his name all together. Read More »

BLOG: State Revenue Collections Up 4.3 Percent Over Previous Fiscal Year

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted August 26, 2015 3:00 PM
BLOG: State Revenue Collections Up 4.3 Percent Over Previous Fiscal Year

MacIver Minute Blog - The latest numbers from the Department of Revenue (DOR) were released on Wednesday and it is good news for the Wisconsin economy. Even as taxes continue to go down in the state, revenues are actually up. Read More »

Panelist Jokes About Shooting Legislators at Public Education Summit

Comments | Posted in mi investigations | By Nick Novak | Posted August 25, 2015 3:00 AM
Panelist Jokes About Shooting Legislators at Public Education Summit

MacIver Investigation - Members of the MacIver Institute staff attended the Wisconsin Public Education Summit last Thursday. While the overall theme was advertised as improving and strengthening public education, much of the conversations featured disturbing rhetoric, like joking about shooting legislators, linking vouchers to white supremacists and calling private health insurance companies "homicidal." Read More »

TIF Districts Must Benefit All Taxpayers, Not Just Special Interests

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted August 24, 2015 3:00 AM
TIF Districts Must Benefit All Taxpayers, Not Just Special Interests

Guest Perspective by Sen. Duey Stroebel - Defenders of taxpayers must curtail unnecessary TIF districts, enhance the viability of appropriate TIF districts and ensure TIF districts benefit all taxpayers, not just special interests. Read More »

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