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Summary of Bills Passed in Extraordinary Session
The MacIver Institute summarizes the extraordinary session legislation that passed earlier this week and heads to the governor's desk. We also revisit three proposals that didn't make make the cut as the process moved along.  Read More Summary of Bills Passed in Extraordinary Session
The Forgotten Man
Special Guest Perspective by Dan O'Donnell - So desperate were the outgoing governor and state legislative majority to pass what amounted to a sweetheart deal for some of their biggest political backers that they did what was until then unthinkable—they sprang Jeff Wood from jail so he could vote.  Read More The Forgotten Man
Republicans Call Extraordinary Session To Protect Legacy Of Reforms
By M.D. Kittle - This week’s scheduled extraordinary session of the Legislature has Democrats feeling extraordinarily cranky, charging the Republican majority with everything from post-election “temper tantrums” to legislative power grabs.   Read More Republicans Call Extraordinary Session To Protect Legacy Of Reforms
Signing a Death Certificate
Special Guest Perspective by Dan O'Donnell - At what point will they, and any other court commissioner whose error in judgment puts a dangerous man back on the streets, bear some responsibility for essentially allowing a hardened criminal to sign an innocent person’s death warrant?  Read More Signing a Death Certificate
Wisconsin Braces for Another Black Friday Crime Wave
By Chris Rochester - Black Friday is almost upon us again, and in Wisconsin that means only one thing: an epic crime wave is about to consume the state.  Read More Wisconsin Braces for Another Black Friday Crime Wave
MacIver Newsmakers With Rep. Jim Steineke: Kimberly-Clark And The Extraordinary Session
In this edition of the MacIver Newsmakers podcast, Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke joins Matt Kittle to address the next moves for the state Legislature. Will the senate pass the Kimberly-Clark incentives package? And what can we expect from efforts to reconvene the legislature to cement conservative reforms before Gov.-elect Tony Evers takes office?  Read More MacIver Newsmakers With Rep. Jim Steineke: Kimberly-Clark And The Extraordinary Session
Walker Warns: Vote For Kimberly-Clark Bill Or The Jobs Are Gone
By M.D. Kittle - Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday pressed the state Senate to “come to their good senses” and pass a pricey incentives package to keep consumer products giant Kimberly-Clark from shutting down its Fox Valley operations and eliminating some 500 jobs.   Read More Walker Warns: Vote For Kimberly-Clark Bill Or The Jobs Are Gone
MacIver Newsmakers Podcast With Sen. Ron Johnson: Bumpy Ride Ahead
Sen. Ron Johnson joins MacIver's Matt Kittle to talk about the midterm elections, a divided Congress, and the latest out of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Also, Kittle clearly doesn't watch SNL anymore.  Read More MacIver Newsmakers Podcast With Sen. Ron Johnson: Bumpy Ride Ahead