SPN MacIver Institute 2012 National Think Tank of the Year
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MacIver Institute Receives First-Ever National Think Tank Award

Comments | Posted in News | By Sean Lansing | Posted November 27, 2012 9:19 AM

President Brett Healy accepts "Network Award" at State Policy Network annual meeting in Florida

[Madison, Wisc...] The Madison-based John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy has been honored by the State Policy Network (SPN) for its excellent work in defense of free markets.

MacIver Institute President Brett Healy accepted the "Network Award" at SPN's annual conference in Florida earlier this month.

"It was important to celebrate the pivotal role Brett Healy and the MacIver Institute played in Wisconsin's recent victories," said SPN President Tracie Sharp. "Our network recognizes that Wisconsin is gaining ground toward becoming the freest and most prosperous state in the country."

This year marked the first time that SPN has awarded one of its member organizations with this distinction.

"We at MacIver are truly humbled and honored to be recognized by our peers and free market advocates nationwide who have looked to the recent successes in Wisconsin for inspiration in their own fight to reform governments all across our country," said Healy. "Our work is far from over, but I believe we have created a blue print in our state for fiscal responsibility and economic growth."

The State Policy Network exists to build a fifty-state network of free-market think tanks that are the most effective, widely respected and successful policy research and education institutions in their respective states.

SPN also seeks to advance a free society by providing leadership development, management training and networking opportunities for think tank professionals and by promoting strategic partnerships among market-oriented organizations.

For more information, contact Sean Lansing: 608-237-7290