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City of Milwaukee Election Officials Send Mixed Signals Over Support of Left-Wing Group

Election officials in the City of Milwaukee are sending mixed signals to voters about the privileges given to the left-wing organization, Wisconsin Jobs Now (WJN), and their early voting efforts for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. Read More »

Fact Check: Mark Pocan Lies About the Minimum Wage

MacIver News Service - U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) spoke at a rally last week urging people to support Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke and an increase in the minimum wage. During his speech, he made multiple claims about the minimum wage. As a public service, the MacIver Institute has fact checked his statements and found many of them to be false. Read More »

Appleton Public Schools Earn a "C" on Report Cards, Charter Schools a "B"

Appleton is one of the state's leaders when it comes to charter institutions, and their experience on the state's School Report Cards show that these classrooms are leading the way in one of the Badger State's largest districts. Read More »

Minimum Wage Hike Not in Best Interest of Low Wage Workers

Raising the minimum wage will actually hurt the workers the proposal's proponents claim to want to help. A study by the Wisconsin Restaurant Association says the increase to $10.10 per hour will result in a loss of 16,500 minimum wage jobs, including 11,070 under 21. In the "war on women," women would lose 9,200 jobs if the minimum wage was increased. Read More »

U.S. Senator's "Wastebook" Finds $25 Billion in Ridiculous Federal Spending

Outgoing U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) released his last edition of "Wastebook" on Wednesday, bringing attention to outrageous examples of federal spending including $387,000 to give Swedish massages to rabbits and $371,000 to study if moms love dogs as much as they love kids. Senator Coburn identified 100 instances of ridiculous spending worth $25 billion in this year's Wastebook. Read More »


City of Milwaukee Election Officials Send Mixed Signals Over Support of Left-Wing Group

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted October 24, 2014 12:15 PM
City of Milwaukee Election Officials Send Mixed Signals Over Support of Left-Wing Group

Election officials in the City of Milwaukee are sending mixed signals to voters about the privileges given to the left-wing organization, Wisconsin Jobs Now (WJN), and their early voting efforts for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. Read More »

Fact Check: Mark Pocan Lies About the Minimum Wage

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By Nick Novak | Posted October 24, 2014 3:00 AM

MacIver News Service - U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) spoke at a rally last week urging people to support Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke and an increase in the minimum wage. During his speech, he made multiple claims about the minimum wage. As a public service, the MacIver Institute has fact checked his statements and found many of them to be false. Read More »

Appleton Public Schools Earn a "C" on Report Cards, Charter Schools a "B"

Comments | Posted in News | By Policy Staff | Posted October 24, 2014 2:30 AM
Appleton Public Schools Earn a

Appleton is one of the state's leaders when it comes to charter institutions, and their experience on the state's School Report Cards show that these classrooms are leading the way in one of the Badger State's largest districts. Read More »

Minimum Wage Hike Not in Best Interest of Low Wage Workers

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted October 23, 2014 3:00 AM
Minimum Wage Hike Not in Best Interest of Low Wage Workers

Raising the minimum wage will actually hurt the workers the proposal's proponents claim to want to help. A study by the Wisconsin Restaurant Association says the increase to $10.10 per hour will result in a loss of 16,500 minimum wage jobs, including 11,070 under 21. In the "war on women," women would lose 9,200 jobs if the minimum wage was increased. Read More »

U.S. Senator's "Wastebook" Finds $25 Billion in Ridiculous Federal Spending

Comments | Posted in News | By Matt Crumb | Posted October 23, 2014 2:00 AM
U.S. Senator's

Outgoing U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) released his last edition of "Wastebook" on Wednesday, bringing attention to outrageous examples of federal spending including $387,000 to give Swedish massages to rabbits and $371,000 to study if moms love dogs as much as they love kids. Senator Coburn identified 100 instances of ridiculous spending worth $25 billion in this year's Wastebook. Read More »

Liberal Advocacy Group WI Jobs Now Given Free Rein At Milwaukee Polling Place

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted October 21, 2014 2:25 PM
Liberal Advocacy Group WI Jobs Now Given Free Rein At Milwaukee Polling Place

Early in-person absentee voting started on Monday and there was a lot of activity around Milwaukee City Hall and the Zeidler Municipal Building as Wisconsin Jobs Now began its grassroots voting effort for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. Read More »

Heritage Economist Stephen Moore Talks Energy, Economics in Wisconsin

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By Nick Novak | Posted October 17, 2014 12:59 PM

MacIver News Service - Stephen Moore, Chief Economist at the Heritage Foundation, spoke to a group of business leaders on Wednesday at the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce State of Wisconsin Business Event. He talked about economic and energy solutions in the US and their effects of Wisconsin. Read More »

FOX News Highlights MacIver Institute Video about Liberal Green Energy Protesters

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted October 16, 2014 6:22 PM
FOX News Highlights MacIver Institute Video about Liberal Green Energy Protesters

The MacIver Institute's video "Renewable Energy Fails Protesters Calling for More Renewable Energy" was recently highlighted by Greg Gutfeld on FOX News' afternoon show, The Five. Gutfeld provided some great commentary about the protesters during the five-minute segment, which can be seen below. Read More »

Green Bay Public Schools Earn a Low "C-" on Wisconsin School Report Cards for 2014

Comments | Posted in News | By Policy Staff | Posted October 16, 2014 10:45 AM
Green Bay Public Schools Earn a Low

Green Bay Public Schools were less than a point away from earning a "D" grade in 2013-14. The district's K-12 institutions earned an average School Report Card score of 63.85 out of 100 on the statewide metric. Read More »

UW Slush Fund Controversy: "We Can Account For Every Dollar" Says Ray Cross

Comments | Posted in News | By Matt Crumb | Posted October 16, 2014 9:47 AM
UW Slush Fund Controversy:

MacIver News Service - It took 105 days, 50 teleconferences, a team of UW administrators and one consultant to complete a fiscal year 2014 (FY14) financial report for the UW System, approved last week by the UW Board of Regents. 
The exhaustive financial report comes over a year after state legislators discovered a hidden $648 million program revenue surplus at the University System. Read More »

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