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REINS Act Is Back; Now Agencies Worried About Costs

MacIver News Service - After being unceremoniously removed from Gov. Scott Walker's biennial budget (because it apparently was non-fiscal in nature), the REINS Act is back with a vengeance. Read More »

Trump Talk: Northwoods Patriots Celebrate Trump's First 100 Days

MacIver Institute's M.D. Kittle talks to Northwoods Patriots founder Kim Simac about the group's rally scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Read More »

Roundabout Racer for the Atari 2600

A MacIver (8-Bit) Perspective - No, Atari did not release a game about roundabouts in the 1980s. This is a "homebrew" game programmed by MacIver reporter Bill Osmulski. In this video he runs you through the levels while talking about some of the random roundabout facts he's come across while investigating Wisconsin's transportation funding. By the way, yes, the game can actually be played on a real Atari 2600 if you still have one. Read More »

A Thousand Miles of Crumbling Roads in Milwaukee

MacIver News - Milwaukee's roads are crumbling, and the city has no one to blame but itself. The city's budget clearly states, "Approximately 987 miles of city streets are not eligible for state and federal funding...", and the city is only spending $16 million to improve 30 miles of that this year. Read More »

April 27: Tax Freedom Day in Wisconsin...At Last!

Wisconsin's #40 ranking held steady from 2016 but is down from #37 in 2015. Also, in 2015 Tax Freedom Day was on April 25, two days earlier than this year. Despite efforts to reduce the tax burden in the Badger State, it seems that other states have leapfrogged Wisconsin by taking on even more dramatic tax reform. Read More »


REINS Act Is Back; Now Agencies Worried About Costs

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 29, 2017 12:30 PM
REINS Act Is Back; Now Agencies Worried About Costs

MacIver News Service - After being unceremoniously removed from Gov. Scott Walker's biennial budget (because it apparently was non-fiscal in nature), the REINS Act is back with a vengeance. Read More »

Trump Talk: Northwoods Patriots Celebrate Trump's First 100 Days

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MacIverNews | Posted April 28, 2017 5:16 PM

MacIver Institute's M.D. Kittle talks to Northwoods Patriots founder Kim Simac about the group's rally scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Read More »

Roundabout Racer for the Atari 2600

Comments | By MacIverNews | Posted April 28, 2017 5:10 AM

A MacIver (8-Bit) Perspective - No, Atari did not release a game about roundabouts in the 1980s. This is a "homebrew" game programmed by MacIver reporter Bill Osmulski. In this video he runs you through the levels while talking about some of the random roundabout facts he's come across while investigating Wisconsin's transportation funding. By the way, yes, the game can actually be played on a real Atari 2600 if you still have one. Read More »

A Thousand Miles of Crumbling Roads in Milwaukee

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MacIverNews | Posted April 27, 2017 6:10 AM

MacIver News - Milwaukee's roads are crumbling, and the city has no one to blame but itself. The city's budget clearly states, "Approximately 987 miles of city streets are not eligible for state and federal funding...", and the city is only spending $16 million to improve 30 miles of that this year. Read More »

April 27: Tax Freedom Day in Wisconsin...At Last!

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 27, 2017 5:00 AM
April 27: Tax Freedom Day in Wisconsin...At Last!

Wisconsin's #40 ranking held steady from 2016 but is down from #37 in 2015. Also, in 2015 Tax Freedom Day was on April 25, two days earlier than this year. Despite efforts to reduce the tax burden in the Badger State, it seems that other states have leapfrogged Wisconsin by taking on even more dramatic tax reform. Read More »

Act 10 Battle: What We Have Here Is a Failure To Comply

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 26, 2017 3:30 PM
Act 10 Battle: What We Have Here Is a Failure To Comply

School districts would have to certify that school employees are paying the required percentage of health care coverage costs, a requirement known as the "Act 10 compliance provision." Read More »

Article V Convention Measure Could Be Headed For Senate Vote

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 26, 2017 5:00 AM
Article V Convention Measure Could Be Headed For Senate Vote

MacIver News - A resolution that could make Wisconsin the 30th state to call for an Article V convention in pursuit of a federal balanced budget amendment appears on track for a vote next month on the Senate floor, multiple sources tell MacIver News Service. Read More »

VA Reverses 'Zero' Stance On War Vet's Disability Claim

Comments | Posted in mi investigations | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 25, 2017 5:00 AM
VA Reverses 'Zero' Stance On War Vet's Disability Claim

MacIver News - Contrary to VA public relations campaigns, Ottman says wait times remain a huge problem at Tomah. While he acknowledges the VA health care system is making improvements, particularly for first-time patients, he said delays remain an issue for veterans coming back for follow-up care. Read More »

Prevailing Wage Opponents, Supporters Make Their Case In Senate Hearing

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 24, 2017 5:44 PM
Prevailing Wage Opponents, Supporters Make Their Case In Senate Hearing

MacIver News Service - A bill repealing what's left of the state's prevailing wage law generated four hours of testimony by speakers on both sides of the issue at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform on Monday. 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 »

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