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Lawmakers Consider How To Get DOT In Line

The auditors told the committee about the trouble they encountered collecting basic information from the DOT. The department new secretary, Dave Ross, told the committee things were already changing under his management. Read More »

Border Adjustment Tax Just Complicates Tax Code Even More

By Brett Healy - Tax reform that is primarily worried about coming up with enough taxpayer money to fund current obese levels of government spending is misguided. Read More »

Reparations at UW-Madison: A Lesson On Real Diversity

By Tyler Brandt - Mack, along with many others, share the common goal of providing better education to inner-city students. If we want to see promising results this must be targeted at the K-12 level. Free tuition at the university level is almost like fixing potholes by filling them with rainwater. Read More »

Work Experience Requirement is Paternalism 101

By Ola Lisowski - While well-intentioned, the proposal in Gov. Walker's budget to require that undergraduates obtain an internship or work experience before earning a Bachelor's degree will ultimately do more harm than good. Such paternalistic provisions make it clear that the state knows what's best and everyone else is just along for the ride. Read More »

To Combat Opiate Epidemic, Schimel Forced to Fight Dumb Federal System

By Brett Healy - The federal government, by setting up a system handing out a special designation to just one company, is actually delaying the market's response to the demand for life-saving drugs to combat the nation's opiate epidemic. Read More »


Lawmakers Consider How To Get DOT In Line

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MacIverNews | Posted February 21, 2017 5:06 PM

The auditors told the committee about the trouble they encountered collecting basic information from the DOT. The department new secretary, Dave Ross, told the committee things were already changing under his management. Read More »

Border Adjustment Tax Just Complicates Tax Code Even More

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 20, 2017 5:57 AM
Border Adjustment Tax Just Complicates Tax Code Even More

By Brett Healy - Tax reform that is primarily worried about coming up with enough taxpayer money to fund current obese levels of government spending is misguided. Read More »

Reparations at UW-Madison: A Lesson On Real Diversity

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 20, 2017 5:00 AM
Reparations at UW-Madison: A Lesson On Real Diversity

By Tyler Brandt - Mack, along with many others, share the common goal of providing better education to inner-city students. If we want to see promising results this must be targeted at the K-12 level. Free tuition at the university level is almost like fixing potholes by filling them with rainwater. Read More »

Work Experience Requirement is Paternalism 101

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 17, 2017 5:00 AM
Work Experience Requirement is Paternalism 101

By Ola Lisowski - While well-intentioned, the proposal in Gov. Walker's budget to require that undergraduates obtain an internship or work experience before earning a Bachelor's degree will ultimately do more harm than good. Such paternalistic provisions make it clear that the state knows what's best and everyone else is just along for the ride. Read More »

To Combat Opiate Epidemic, Schimel Forced to Fight Dumb Federal System

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 16, 2017 3:01 PM
To Combat Opiate Epidemic, Schimel Forced to Fight Dumb Federal System

By Brett Healy - The federal government, by setting up a system handing out a special designation to just one company, is actually delaying the market's response to the demand for life-saving drugs to combat the nation's opiate epidemic. Read More »

Poll: What Do You Think of Gov. Walker's Budget?

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 16, 2017 5:00 AM
Poll: What Do You Think of Gov. Walker's Budget?

Let us know what you think are the most important parts of the governor's budget? What is least important? Let us know in our poll. Read More »

Ryan: New Tax Code, Obamacare Gone in 2017

Comments | Posted in News | By MacIverNews | Posted February 13, 2017 12:00 AM
Ryan: New Tax Code, Obamacare Gone in 2017

"Those two things right there will dramatically help us create jobs and economic growth, and help families take home more pay," Ryan said. "Getting this done in the first 200 days will make this the most productive Congress in my lifetime." Read More »

Chart of the Day: Visualizing Walker's Budget

Comments | Posted in Charts | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 9, 2017 3:43 PM
Chart of the Day: Visualizing Walker's Budget

After spending weeks rolling out aspects of his 2017-19 budget proposal, Governor Scott Walker delivered his budget address this afternoon in front of a joint session of the state legislature. Here are a few key graphics Walker included with the budget rollout this week. Read More »

The Governor and the Speaker

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MacIverNews | Posted February 9, 2017 1:46 PM

[Madison, Wisc...] The most serious opposition to Governor Scott Walker's budget proposal won't come from Democrats. Instead, it's fellow Republican, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who has probably been the most outspoken critic of Walker's budget when it comes to specifics. Read More »

**PROFANITY WARNING** Transgender Protest Crashes Insurance Board Meeting

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 9, 2017 5:00 AM

Unhappy with the Group Insurance Board's recent decision to stop covering hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgeries for state employees, one protester thought the board's meeting this morning was the right time to launch a profanity-riddled protest. Read More »

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