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Prevailing Wage Repeal Will Get a Committee Vote on Wednesday

MacIver News Service - Rep. Andre Jacque (R-De Pere) announced Tuesday morning that the Assembly Labor Committee would hold a public hearing and executive session on the full repeal of Wisconsin's prevailing wage law. Prevailing wage costs taxpayers up to $300 million a year. Read More »

Charts of the Day: The Final Week of Joint Finance Budget Debate

MacIver News Service - To simplify matters a bit, we at the MacIver Institute have broken down some of the much-needed information for JFC this week into easy-to-understand charts and graphs. So, before you turn to the MacIver Twitter account for instant analysis of JFC's proposals this week, check out the information you need to know. Read More »

A Bridge Too Near - More Wasteful Spending at the Dept. of Transportation

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) has its policies and it has it's procedures. It will follow them even when they don't make any sense at all. It will follow them even when it means blowing $3.6 million of taxpayers' money. See the trailer and stay tuned for continuing coverage from the MacIver Institute on wasteful spending at DOT. Read More »

2016 Senate Race a Reminder of Threats to the First Amendment

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - The entry of former Senator Russ Feingold into the 2016 race against incumbent Senator Ron Johnson is more than just a rematch of the 2010 Senate race. It's another reminder the First Amendment to the Constitution is being threatened by liberals. Read More »

Joint Finance Approves Changes to WEDC, DHS Budgets

MacIver Institute Budget Blog - The Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) met for the second time this week to vote on items addressing the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), department-wide items at the Department of Health Services (DHS) and a few smaller state agencies. Read More »


Prevailing Wage Repeal Will Get a Committee Vote on Wednesday

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By Nick Novak | Posted May 26, 2015 11:01 AM

MacIver News Service - Rep. Andre Jacque (R-De Pere) announced Tuesday morning that the Assembly Labor Committee would hold a public hearing and executive session on the full repeal of Wisconsin's prevailing wage law. Prevailing wage costs taxpayers up to $300 million a year. Read More »

Charts of the Day: The Final Week of Joint Finance Budget Debate

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted May 26, 2015 3:00 AM
Charts of the Day: The Final Week of Joint Finance Budget Debate

MacIver News Service - To simplify matters a bit, we at the MacIver Institute have broken down some of the much-needed information for JFC this week into easy-to-understand charts and graphs. So, before you turn to the MacIver Twitter account for instant analysis of JFC's proposals this week, check out the information you need to know. Read More »

A Bridge Too Near - More Wasteful Spending at the Dept. of Transportation

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By Nick Novak | Posted May 26, 2015 2:00 AM

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) has its policies and it has it's procedures. It will follow them even when they don't make any sense at all. It will follow them even when it means blowing $3.6 million of taxpayers' money. See the trailer and stay tuned for continuing coverage from the MacIver Institute on wasteful spending at DOT. Read More »

2016 Senate Race a Reminder of Threats to the First Amendment

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted May 22, 2015 3:00 AM
2016 Senate Race a Reminder of Threats to the First Amendment

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - The entry of former Senator Russ Feingold into the 2016 race against incumbent Senator Ron Johnson is more than just a rematch of the 2010 Senate race. It's another reminder the First Amendment to the Constitution is being threatened by liberals. Read More »

Joint Finance Approves Changes to WEDC, DHS Budgets

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted May 21, 2015 7:49 PM
Joint Finance Approves Changes to WEDC, DHS Budgets

MacIver Institute Budget Blog - The Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) met for the second time this week to vote on items addressing the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), department-wide items at the Department of Health Services (DHS) and a few smaller state agencies. Read More »

Joint Finance Offers Two Omnibus Motions for DHS, WEDC, Other Agencies

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted May 21, 2015 2:38 PM
Joint Finance Offers Two Omnibus Motions for DHS, WEDC, Other Agencies

MacIver News Service - The legislature's Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) was schedule to meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday to discuss budget items surrounding the Department of Health Services (DHS), Medical Assistance (MA), Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), and others. However, the start time of the executive session was delayed until 4 p.m. Read More »

Wisconsin Senator Says Republicans "Have Been Raping the Children of MPS"

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By Nick Novak | Posted May 20, 2015 5:18 PM

MacIver News Service - Emotionally and racially charged accusations highlighted the legislature's Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) executive session on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. Read More »

Budget Blog - School Choice Expanded Again, Education Funding Increased and Drug Testing For Government Assistance

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted May 20, 2015 4:39 PM
Budget Blog - School Choice Expanded Again, Education Funding Increased and Drug Testing For Government Assistance

MacIver Institute Budget Blog - On Tuesday, the legislature's Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) made several important education decisions in a 29-page omnibus package. After a full 11-hour day, the package was passed along party lines on a 12-4 vote at 1:27 a.m. and was chock full of both fiscal items and policy changes to the state's K-12 system. Read More »

Legislators React to Major Education Policy Changes in Budget

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted May 20, 2015 12:51 PM
Legislators React to Major Education Policy Changes in Budget

MacIver News Service - The legislature's Joint Committee on Finance approved a 29-page omnibus education package shortly before 2 a.m. on Wednesday that would increase funding for K-12 schools, expand the statewide school choice program and create a special needs scholarship for students with disabilities to attend the school or their choice. Read More »

Joint Finance Passes Omnibus Education Package That Increases K-12 Funding

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted May 20, 2015 1:27 AM
Joint Finance Passes Omnibus Education Package That Increases K-12 Funding

MacIver News Service - The legislature's Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) debated portions of the state budget well into Wednesday morning, and its main focus was on a 29-page omnibus education package that passed on a 12-4 vote along party lines. Read More »

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