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He Who Must Not Be Named: Voldemort? No, it's Scott Walker

MacIver Perspective by Ola Lisowski - In the few years since Gov. Scott Walker was first elected Governor, progressives in Wisconsin have had a tough run. In a J.K. Rowling-inspired move, some of them have begun to avoid his name all together. Read More »

BLOG: State Revenue Collections Up 4.3 Percent Over Previous Fiscal Year

MacIver Minute Blog - The latest numbers from the Department of Revenue (DOR) were released on Wednesday and it is good news for the Wisconsin economy. Even as taxes continue to go down in the state, revenues are actually up. Read More »

Panelist Jokes About Shooting Legislators at Public Education Summit

MacIver Investigation - Members of the MacIver Institute staff attended the Wisconsin Public Education Summit last Thursday. While the overall theme was advertised as improving and strengthening public education, much of the conversations featured disturbing rhetoric, like joking about shooting legislators, linking vouchers to white supremacists and calling private health insurance companies "homicidal." Read More »

TIF Districts Must Benefit All Taxpayers, Not Just Special Interests

Guest Perspective by Sen. Duey Stroebel - Defenders of taxpayers must curtail unnecessary TIF districts, enhance the viability of appropriate TIF districts and ensure TIF districts benefit all taxpayers, not just special interests. Read More »

MATC Econ Professor: Economic Growth Not Needed

While the City of Milwaukee might look to its technical college to help fuel its economic growth, at least one economics instructor at the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) is advocating for a stagnant economy. Read More »


He Who Must Not Be Named: Voldemort? No, it's Scott Walker

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted August 27, 2015 3:00 AM
He Who Must Not Be Named: Voldemort? No, it's Scott Walker

MacIver Perspective by Ola Lisowski - In the few years since Gov. Scott Walker was first elected Governor, progressives in Wisconsin have had a tough run. In a J.K. Rowling-inspired move, some of them have begun to avoid his name all together. Read More »

BLOG: State Revenue Collections Up 4.3 Percent Over Previous Fiscal Year

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted August 26, 2015 3:00 PM
BLOG: State Revenue Collections Up 4.3 Percent Over Previous Fiscal Year

MacIver Minute Blog - The latest numbers from the Department of Revenue (DOR) were released on Wednesday and it is good news for the Wisconsin economy. Even as taxes continue to go down in the state, revenues are actually up. Read More »

Panelist Jokes About Shooting Legislators at Public Education Summit

Comments | Posted in mi investigations | By Nick Novak | Posted August 25, 2015 3:00 AM
Panelist Jokes About Shooting Legislators at Public Education Summit

MacIver Investigation - Members of the MacIver Institute staff attended the Wisconsin Public Education Summit last Thursday. While the overall theme was advertised as improving and strengthening public education, much of the conversations featured disturbing rhetoric, like joking about shooting legislators, linking vouchers to white supremacists and calling private health insurance companies "homicidal." Read More »

TIF Districts Must Benefit All Taxpayers, Not Just Special Interests

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted August 24, 2015 3:00 AM
TIF Districts Must Benefit All Taxpayers, Not Just Special Interests

Guest Perspective by Sen. Duey Stroebel - Defenders of taxpayers must curtail unnecessary TIF districts, enhance the viability of appropriate TIF districts and ensure TIF districts benefit all taxpayers, not just special interests. Read More »

MATC Econ Professor: Economic Growth Not Needed

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted August 21, 2015 3:30 AM
MATC Econ Professor: Economic Growth Not Needed

While the City of Milwaukee might look to its technical college to help fuel its economic growth, at least one economics instructor at the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) is advocating for a stagnant economy. Read More »

Rep. Kerkman: Senator Wirch Had Privileged Information from Secret John Doe

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MacIverNews | Posted August 21, 2015 3:00 AM

MacIver News Service - The supposed secret nature of the John Doe investigation was a key issue in Thursday's debate. Republicans talked at length about evidence of investigators leaking information to the media and Democrats. Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Salem) talked about a meeting she attended with Senator Bob Wirch (D-Kenosha), where he shared information about the John Doe no one should have had access to outside the investigation. Read More »

MacIver's Nick Novak Discusses State's Unfair Minimum Markup Law with CBS58

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted August 20, 2015 9:15 AM
MacIver's Nick Novak Discusses State's Unfair Minimum Markup Law with CBS58

Nick Novak, Director of Communications for The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, talked with CBS58's David Ade on Wednesday about Wisconsin's decades old Unfair Sales Act, better known as the minimum markup law. Read More »

Wisconsin Retirement System Fully Funded, But Audit Finds Some Errors

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted August 20, 2015 3:00 AM
Wisconsin Retirement System Fully Funded, But Audit Finds Some Errors

MacIver News Service - The Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) is in good condition according to a report released by the Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) this week. However, LAB detected some errors after the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) was required to follow new accounting standards. Read More »

Assembly Committee On Public Benefit Reform Clashes Over Need To Stop Fraud

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted August 19, 2015 3:02 PM
Assembly Committee On Public Benefit Reform Clashes Over Need To Stop Fraud

MacIver News Service - Reducing government fraud and abuse was the theme of the day in one Capitol Building hearing room on Tuesday, as the Assembly Committee on Public Benefit Reform met to discuss a pair of bills that seek to reduce the amount of taxpayer money defrauded from the Unemployment Insurance and FoodShare programs. Read More »

Furchtgott-Roth: How to Keep the EPA Honest

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted August 19, 2015 12:43 PM
Furchtgott-Roth: How to Keep the EPA Honest

While the MacIver Institute has detailed numerous times the detrimental impact President Obama's new Clean Power Plan rule will have on the Wisconsin economy and taxpayer, Diana Furchtgott-Roth of e21 has an idea on how the American public can keep the EPA in check. Read More »

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