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13 Reasons Act 10 Saved Wisconsin

With the state Supreme Court releasing its decision tomorrow on the constitutionality of Act 10, we at the MacIver Institute wanted to take a quick look at all the good that has come from Wisconsin's 2011 collective bargaining reforms. Check out our list here. Read More »

U.S. Senate Passes Highway Bill With Amendments

[Washington, D.C.] The U.S. Senate passed their own version of the highway and bridges bill on Tuesday by a 79-18 vote that will fund transportation projects through December. The Senate changes, pushed by Senators Wyden (D-OR), Boxer (D-CA), Carper (D-DE), and Corker (R-TN), set overall temporary funding for the transportation bill at $8.1 billion compared to $10.8 billion passed by the House two weeks ago. The Senate version of the bill will force the current Congress to find a long-term solution to the Transportation Fund's structural issues before the new year. The House bill would have pushed the debate out to May of 2015 for the next Congress to deal with after the fall elections. Read More »

Madison Schools Release Rosy Report On Student Growth That Does Not Tell The Whole Story

This week, the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) released their first Annual Report on the MMSD Strategic Framework. While the study paints a rosy picture of progress for Madison schools, it omits DPI data that suggests the district has fallen behind the marks it set just four years earlier. Read More »

Rep. John Nygren Aims for Lower Property Taxes with Tech College Reform

MacIver News Service - Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) sat down with the MacIver Institute recently to discuss the legislature's study committee on Wisconsin's Technical College System Funding and Governance. He has hopes that the committee will find solutions to reform the tech college system while reducing property taxes. Read More »

MacIver Institute Obtains Emails Requested in Erpenbach Open Records Request

The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy recently picked up copies of thousands of emails that were requested from Sen. Jon Erpenbach's (D-Middleton) office in the wake of Act 10. Read More »


13 Reasons Act 10 Saved Wisconsin

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted July 30, 2014 1:00 PM
13 Reasons Act 10 Saved Wisconsin

With the state Supreme Court releasing its decision tomorrow on the constitutionality of Act 10, we at the MacIver Institute wanted to take a quick look at all the good that has come from Wisconsin's 2011 collective bargaining reforms. Check out our list here. Read More »

U.S. Senate Passes Highway Bill With Amendments

Comments | Posted in News | By Matt Crumb | Posted July 30, 2014 9:10 AM
U.S. Senate Passes Highway Bill With Amendments

[Washington, D.C.] The U.S. Senate passed their own version of the highway and bridges bill on Tuesday by a 79-18 vote that will fund transportation projects through December. The Senate changes, pushed by Senators Wyden (D-OR), Boxer (D-CA), Carper (D-DE), and Corker (R-TN), set overall temporary funding for the transportation bill at $8.1 billion compared to $10.8 billion passed by the House two weeks ago. The Senate version of the bill will force the current Congress to find a long-term solution to the Transportation Fund's structural issues before the new year. The House bill would have pushed the debate out to May of 2015 for the next Congress to deal with after the fall elections. Read More »

Madison Schools Release Rosy Report On Student Growth That Does Not Tell The Whole Story

Comments | Posted in mi reports | By Nick Novak | Posted July 29, 2014 2:08 PM
Madison Schools Release Rosy Report On Student Growth That Does Not Tell The Whole Story

This week, the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) released their first Annual Report on the MMSD Strategic Framework. While the study paints a rosy picture of progress for Madison schools, it omits DPI data that suggests the district has fallen behind the marks it set just four years earlier. Read More »

Rep. John Nygren Aims for Lower Property Taxes with Tech College Reform

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By Nick Novak | Posted July 29, 2014 11:37 AM

MacIver News Service - Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) sat down with the MacIver Institute recently to discuss the legislature's study committee on Wisconsin's Technical College System Funding and Governance. He has hopes that the committee will find solutions to reform the tech college system while reducing property taxes. Read More »

MacIver Institute Obtains Emails Requested in Erpenbach Open Records Request

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted July 28, 2014 1:44 PM
MacIver Institute Obtains Emails Requested in Erpenbach Open Records Request

The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy recently picked up copies of thousands of emails that were requested from Sen. Jon Erpenbach's (D-Middleton) office in the wake of Act 10. Read More »

Gwen Moore Distorts Facts in Attack on Scott Walker's Policies

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted July 28, 2014 3:00 AM
Gwen Moore Distorts Facts in Attack on Scott Walker's Policies

MI Perspective by James Wigderson - Milwaukee area Congressman Gwen Moore was on UpFront with Mike Gousha recently to talk about the Democratic primary election challenge from former State Senator Gary George. Instead of focusing on her campaign, Moore instead attacked Scott Walker's policies. Read More »

Minimum Wage Protesters Focused on Policy or Politics?

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By Nick Novak | Posted July 25, 2014 3:47 PM

MacIver News Service - Protesters gathered in Milwaukee and Madison on Thursday to call for a higher minimum wage. However, organizers seemed to have more than a change in state law on their minds. At both events speakers talked openly about the importance of the upcoming election, even encouraging protesters to take part in campaign efforts for specific candidates. Read More »

Adamczyk, Candidate For State Treasurer, Raises Questions About DPI Employee Trip To Disney

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 25, 2014 10:00 AM
Adamczyk, Candidate For State Treasurer, Raises Questions About DPI Employee Trip To Disney

Maciver News Service - Did DPI Pay Extra For Early Travel To Disney? State Treasurer Candidate Matt Adamczyk seems to think so, but DPI defends the expenditures as in line with state regulations. Read More »

Paul Ryan: 'We Need to Expand Opportunity in This Country'

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted July 24, 2014 9:22 AM
Paul Ryan: 'We Need to Expand Opportunity in This Country'

MacIver News Service - U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) introduced a range of policy ideas to combat poverty in America during a speech at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on Thursday morning. Ryan has spent the last year touring the country and learning from people who are in his words, "fighting poverty on the front lines." Read More »

Expanding Opportunity in America: A Conversation with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 24, 2014 8:07 AM
Expanding Opportunity in America: A Conversation with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan

Our friends at American Enterprise Institute hosted Congressman Paul Ryan this morning for a discussion on his plan to expand opportunity in America and combat poverty. Watch the video here. Read More »

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