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SURVEY: Milwaukee ER Visits Increase after Obamacare Implementation

MacIver News Service - Emergency room visits are up, more Wisconsinites are enrolled in Medicaid and one in five large Milwaukee companies is considering switching to more part-time workers, according to the HCTrends annual Greater Milwaukee Employer Health Care Benefits Survey. Read More »

Milwaukee Election Officials, Wisconsin Jobs Now Met Before Early Voting Began

MacIver News Service - Staff from the Milwaukee Election Commission and Peter Rickman, Director of Wisconsin Jobs Now's (WJN) Raise Wisconsin campaign, met October 10th to discuss WJN's early voting efforts, according to documents obtained by the MacIver Institute through an open records request. Read More »

Citizen Action Tells a Tall Tale of Two States in Bogus Report

Once again, Citizen Action of Wisconsin (CAW) has published a politically motivated "report" that makes inaccurate assumptions about health care costs between Minnesota and Wisconsin and blames Gov. Scott Walker's administration for higher premium rates in the Badger State. Read More »

Eau Claire Public Schools Exceed WI Average, Earn a "C+" on DPI Report Cards

Eau Claire Area Public Schools have set the pace for the state's largest school districts thanks to a small improvement in 2013-14 that put them above the Wisconsin average for K-12 schools. They did this despite educating a student body where nearly half the population came from economically disadvantaged families. Read More »

MacIver Report: 91,000 Wisconsinites Would Lose Their Job Under a $15 Minimum Wage

MacIver Report - Wisconsin would stand to lose 91,521 jobs if the minimum wage was raised to $15 an hour, according to this report by the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy. Employment estimates indicate more than 10,300 of those job losses would be in Milwaukee. Read More »


SURVEY: Milwaukee ER Visits Increase after Obamacare Implementation

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted October 31, 2014 12:00 AM
SURVEY: Milwaukee ER Visits Increase after Obamacare Implementation

MacIver News Service - Emergency room visits are up, more Wisconsinites are enrolled in Medicaid and one in five large Milwaukee companies is considering switching to more part-time workers, according to the HCTrends annual Greater Milwaukee Employer Health Care Benefits Survey. Read More »

Milwaukee Election Officials, Wisconsin Jobs Now Met Before Early Voting Began

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted October 29, 2014 12:00 PM
Milwaukee Election Officials, Wisconsin Jobs Now Met Before Early Voting Began

MacIver News Service - Staff from the Milwaukee Election Commission and Peter Rickman, Director of Wisconsin Jobs Now's (WJN) Raise Wisconsin campaign, met October 10th to discuss WJN's early voting efforts, according to documents obtained by the MacIver Institute through an open records request. Read More »

UPDATED: Property Tax Hikes on November Ballot for School Referenda

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted October 28, 2014 10:17 AM
UPDATED: Property Tax Hikes on November Ballot for School Referenda

MacIver News Service - Along with the election of governor and attorney general next Tuesday, 23 school districts have 33 separate referenda asking for additional funding on the ballot, according to research by The Wheeler Report. Read More »

Citizen Action Tells a Tall Tale of Two States in Bogus Report

Comments | Posted in mi reports | By Nick Novak | Posted October 28, 2014 3:00 AM
Citizen Action Tells a Tall Tale of Two States in Bogus Report

Once again, Citizen Action of Wisconsin (CAW) has published a politically motivated "report" that makes inaccurate assumptions about health care costs between Minnesota and Wisconsin and blames Gov. Scott Walker's administration for higher premium rates in the Badger State. Read More »

Eau Claire Public Schools Exceed WI Average, Earn a "C+" on DPI Report Cards

Comments | Posted in News | By Policy Staff | Posted October 27, 2014 12:00 PM
Eau Claire Public Schools Exceed WI Average, Earn a

Eau Claire Area Public Schools have set the pace for the state's largest school districts thanks to a small improvement in 2013-14 that put them above the Wisconsin average for K-12 schools. They did this despite educating a student body where nearly half the population came from economically disadvantaged families. Read More »

MacIver Report: 91,000 Wisconsinites Would Lose Their Job Under a $15 Minimum Wage

Comments | Posted in Featured | By Nick Novak | Posted October 27, 2014 10:01 AM
MacIver Report: 91,000 Wisconsinites Would Lose Their Job Under a $15 Minimum Wage

Press Release - An increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour would result in the loss of 91,000 jobs across Wisconsin, according to a new study from the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy. Read More »

City of Milwaukee Election Officials Send Mixed Signals Over Support of Left-Wing Group

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted October 24, 2014 12:15 PM
City of Milwaukee Election Officials Send Mixed Signals Over Support of Left-Wing Group

Election officials in the City of Milwaukee are sending mixed signals to voters about the privileges given to the left-wing organization, Wisconsin Jobs Now (WJN), and their early voting efforts for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. Read More »

Fact Check: Mark Pocan Lies About the Minimum Wage

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By Nick Novak | Posted October 24, 2014 3:00 AM

MacIver News Service - U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) spoke at a rally last week urging people to support Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke and an increase in the minimum wage. During his speech, he made multiple claims about the minimum wage. As a public service, the MacIver Institute has fact checked his statements and found many of them to be false. Read More »

Appleton Public Schools Earn a "C" on Report Cards, Charter Schools a "B"

Comments | Posted in News | By Policy Staff | Posted October 24, 2014 2:30 AM
Appleton Public Schools Earn a

Appleton is one of the state's leaders when it comes to charter institutions, and their experience on the state's School Report Cards show that these classrooms are leading the way in one of the Badger State's largest districts. Read More »

Minimum Wage Hike Not in Best Interest of Low Wage Workers

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted October 23, 2014 3:00 AM
Minimum Wage Hike Not in Best Interest of Low Wage Workers

Raising the minimum wage will actually hurt the workers the proposal's proponents claim to want to help. A study by the Wisconsin Restaurant Association says the increase to $10.10 per hour will result in a loss of 16,500 minimum wage jobs, including 11,070 under 21. In the "war on women," women would lose 9,200 jobs if the minimum wage was increased. Read More »

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