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Uncovered Emails Show Lois Lerner's Interest in Wisconsin Politics

MacIver News Service - The day after Wisconsin Democrats failed to win back the Senate in the first round of recall elections, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner wanted to know what was going on in the state. Read More »

Seriously, The Private Sector is Cheaper and More Efficient than Government

MacIver Perspective by Matt Crumb - There have been two great examples in recent months of how local units of government can utilize the private sector to bring about real savings for their taxpayers. Imagine that, the private sector can do something better and cheaper than government. Read More »

EVENT: A Panel Discussion on How Washington is Betraying America's Young

Join us July 30 in Pewaukee for a panel discussion on how Washington is betraying America's young. The panel will feature author Jared Meyer as we talk about his new book, Disinherited. Read More »

Major Changes Needed After Supreme Court Strikes Down John Doe Abuse

Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - The state Supreme Court announced Thursday a four to two decision to end the "second John Doe," the coordinated secret investigation, political in nature, into the issue-advocacy activities of Wisconsin conservatives. July 16, 2015, should be commemorated in Wisconsin as holiday celebrating the return of the First Amendment. Read More »

For the Government Accountability Board, The End May be Near

Kennedy and his GAB rose to particular public notoriety during the recall elections in 2012. GAB officials publicly stated they would consider signatures reading "Mickey Mouse" and "Adolf Hitler" as legitimate. In fact, Kennedy said they would not attempt to verify the signatures at all, and that signatures could be counted from people who had passed away, who were not even citizens or were duplicates. Read More »


Uncovered Emails Show Lois Lerner's Interest in Wisconsin Politics

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted July 27, 2015 2:48 PM
Uncovered Emails Show Lois Lerner's Interest in Wisconsin Politics

MacIver News Service - The day after Wisconsin Democrats failed to win back the Senate in the first round of recall elections, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner wanted to know what was going on in the state. Read More »

Seriously, The Private Sector is Cheaper and More Efficient than Government

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted July 27, 2015 3:00 AM
Seriously, The Private Sector is Cheaper and More Efficient than Government

MacIver Perspective by Matt Crumb - There have been two great examples in recent months of how local units of government can utilize the private sector to bring about real savings for their taxpayers. Imagine that, the private sector can do something better and cheaper than government. Read More »

EVENT: A Panel Discussion on How Washington is Betraying America's Young

Comments | Posted in Featured | By Nick Novak | Posted July 24, 2015 3:00 AM
EVENT: A Panel Discussion on How Washington is Betraying America's Young

Join us July 30 in Pewaukee for a panel discussion on how Washington is betraying America's young. The panel will feature author Jared Meyer as we talk about his new book, Disinherited. Read More »

Major Changes Needed After Supreme Court Strikes Down John Doe Abuse

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted July 22, 2015 3:00 AM
Major Changes Needed After Supreme Court Strikes Down John Doe Abuse

Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - The state Supreme Court announced Thursday a four to two decision to end the "second John Doe," the coordinated secret investigation, political in nature, into the issue-advocacy activities of Wisconsin conservatives. July 16, 2015, should be commemorated in Wisconsin as holiday celebrating the return of the First Amendment. Read More »

Improved Wis. Economy Fuels Home Sales in June

Comments | Posted in News | By MacIverNews | Posted July 21, 2015 11:38 AM
Improved Wis. Economy Fuels Home Sales in June

MacIver News Service - Menominee County is one of the poorest counties in the state with about a third of its residents living below the poverty line. Despite that, the county has the third highest median home prices in the state, even beating out Dane County. Read More »

For the Government Accountability Board, The End May be Near

Comments | Posted in News | By MacIverNews | Posted July 21, 2015 11:01 AM
For the Government Accountability Board, The End May be Near

Kennedy and his GAB rose to particular public notoriety during the recall elections in 2012. GAB officials publicly stated they would consider signatures reading "Mickey Mouse" and "Adolf Hitler" as legitimate. In fact, Kennedy said they would not attempt to verify the signatures at all, and that signatures could be counted from people who had passed away, who were not even citizens or were duplicates. Read More »

WEAC Membership Down More Than Half to Below 40,000

Comments | Posted in News | By MacIverNews | Posted July 20, 2015 6:11 PM
WEAC Membership Down More Than Half to Below 40,000

MacIver News Service - Four years after the passage of Act 10, the state's largest teachers' union has seen membership drop by more than half to less than 40,000 public school employees. Read More »

ANALYSIS: The 2015-17 Wisconsin State Budget

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted July 20, 2015 10:22 AM
ANALYSIS: The 2015-17 Wisconsin State Budget

MacIver Institute - With the budget finally signed, the MacIver Institute spent hours pouring over the document to see just how good of a deal taxpayers got for their money. In our opinion, this budget is still very good for taxpayers and it will keep moving Wisconsin forward. Overall, the MacIver Institute gives the 2015-2017 Wisconsin state budget a "B+." Read More »

Wisconsin's Economic Future Much Brighter than Minnesota

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted July 17, 2015 3:00 AM
Wisconsin's Economic Future Much Brighter than Minnesota

Guest Perspective by Kurt Bauer - Walker's Wisconsin and Dayton's Minnesota are a case study of economic contrast. Minnesota has a head start, but a better Wisconsin business climate will lead to a better Wisconsin economy. The opposite is true for Minnesota. Read More »

State Supreme Court Stops Doe Investigation into Scott Walker, Conservative Groups

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted July 16, 2015 12:42 PM
State Supreme Court Stops Doe Investigation into Scott Walker, Conservative Groups

MacIver News Service - The Wisconsin Supreme Court put an end to the John Doe investigation with a 4-2 ruling that was issued early Thursday morning. The multi-year investigation, which looked into the possible coordination between the governor and independent conservative organizations during the recall elections, did not lead to any charges being filed. Read More »

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