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Benny Hill Tribute Chase in Fitchburg

#WISDOTwasted - The MacIver Institute's Tyler Brandt gets crossed-eyed while admiring Dane County's bike roundabout and finds himself in a Benny Hill tribute chase featuring Vicky McKenna and Bill Osmulski. It's just something to think about the next time you hit a pothole in the area. Read More »

Environmentalist Arguments Against Waukesha Water Deal Run Dry

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - Every one of the The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative's concerns about the Waukesha water diversion have been answered. Every concern expressed by the environmentalists has been answered. All that's left is empty liberal animus towards conservative Waukesha. Read More »

MacIver Institute Applauds Introduction of Minimum Markup Bill

Press Release - On Tuesday, Sens. Vukmir and Craig and Reps. Ott and Murphy introduced a bill to repeal portions of Wisconsin's antiquated Unfair Sales Act. The MacIver Institute applauds the bill and asks, will Wisconsin consumers finally see relief from government-mandated higher prices? Read More »

Trump Foes, Fans Greet President Trump in Kenosha

MacIver News Service - A crowd of hundreds gathered outside tool manufacturer Snap-on's facility in Kenosha Tuesday afternoon. Many were there to protest President Trump, who toured the facility and signed two executive orders during his visit. An equally large crowd, however, showed up to voice their support for the president. Read More »

Tax Day Reminds Us How Overgrown The Government Really Is

By Chris Rochester - Like your lawn, the natural direction of government is to grow bigger and more tangled, sucking up more and more resources. This tax day, let's demand politicians chop government down to size so hard work and success actually pay off. Read More »


Benny Hill Tribute Chase in Fitchburg

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MacIverNews | Posted April 21, 2017 6:17 AM

#WISDOTwasted - The MacIver Institute's Tyler Brandt gets crossed-eyed while admiring Dane County's bike roundabout and finds himself in a Benny Hill tribute chase featuring Vicky McKenna and Bill Osmulski. It's just something to think about the next time you hit a pothole in the area. Read More »

Environmentalist Arguments Against Waukesha Water Deal Run Dry

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 21, 2017 1:00 AM
Environmentalist Arguments Against Waukesha Water Deal Run Dry

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - Every one of the The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative's concerns about the Waukesha water diversion have been answered. Every concern expressed by the environmentalists has been answered. All that's left is empty liberal animus towards conservative Waukesha. Read More »

MacIver Institute Applauds Introduction of Minimum Markup Bill

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 19, 2017 9:53 AM
MacIver Institute Applauds Introduction of Minimum Markup Bill

Press Release - On Tuesday, Sens. Vukmir and Craig and Reps. Ott and Murphy introduced a bill to repeal portions of Wisconsin's antiquated Unfair Sales Act. The MacIver Institute applauds the bill and asks, will Wisconsin consumers finally see relief from government-mandated higher prices? Read More »

How Much Local Road Repairs Cost

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MacIverNews | Posted April 19, 2017 9:22 AM

#WISDOTwasted - Believe or not, a little goes a long way with road funding. We called cities throughout southern Wisconsin to see how much they typically pay for road maintenance. When it costs $27 to fix a pothole, $150,000 to repave a mile of residential street, and $1 million to completely reconstruct a mile of residential street - suddenly $200,000 to build a mile long bike path becomes a significant financial decision. Read More »

Trump Foes, Fans Greet President Trump in Kenosha

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 18, 2017 6:22 PM
Trump Foes, Fans Greet President Trump in Kenosha

MacIver News Service - A crowd of hundreds gathered outside tool manufacturer Snap-on's facility in Kenosha Tuesday afternoon. Many were there to protest President Trump, who toured the facility and signed two executive orders during his visit. An equally large crowd, however, showed up to voice their support for the president. Read More »

Tax Day Reminds Us How Overgrown The Government Really Is

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 18, 2017 8:01 AM
Tax Day Reminds Us How Overgrown The Government Really Is

By Chris Rochester - Like your lawn, the natural direction of government is to grow bigger and more tangled, sucking up more and more resources. This tax day, let's demand politicians chop government down to size so hard work and success actually pay off. Read More »

Better Deals, Higher Revenues Put DOT $130 Million Ahead

Comments | Posted in News | By MacIverNews | Posted April 13, 2017 10:00 AM
Better Deals, Higher Revenues Put DOT $130 Million Ahead

MacIver News- Gas tax, vehicle registration, and railroad collections are up, giving the DOT an extra $13 million this year and putting it on track to collect an extra $25 million over the next two years. Although this increase was unexpected, revenues to the transportation fund have consistently increased annually since the last time the gas tax was increased in 2006. Read More »

Budget Blog - Vukmir, Hutton Re-Introduce Prevailing Wage Repeal

Comments | Posted in Budget Blog | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 11, 2017 2:58 PM
Budget Blog - Vukmir, Hutton Re-Introduce Prevailing Wage Repeal

Budget Blog - Days after a provision to repeal the state's prevailing wage law was yanked from Gov. Walker's 2017-2019 budget by leaders of the Joint Finance Committee, Sen. Leah Vukmir and Rep. Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield) have re-introduced the measure as standalone legislation. Read More »

Ron Kind is Wrong About Obamacare

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 10, 2017 5:00 AM
Ron Kind is Wrong About Obamacare

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - Wisconsinites should ask Rep. Ron Kind, if the system known as Obamacare isn't broke, why are you proposing a replacement that will cost more money and not work as well as what we have now? Read More »

Budget Blog - JFC Dumps Governor's DOT Budget, UW Reforms, and Prevailing Wage Repeal

Comments | Posted in Budget Blog | By MacIverNews | Posted April 6, 2017 3:47 PM
Budget Blog - JFC Dumps Governor's DOT Budget, UW Reforms, and Prevailing Wage Repeal

Budget Blog - The Joint Committee on Finance released its budget procedures memo on Thursday outlining what items they will consider from the governor's budget and what items they are rejecting. JFC is starting from scratch for the Department of Transportation portion of the state budget, choosing to ignore the agency request and the governor's proposal. Read More »

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