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Vos Backs Down on Gas Tax

The speaker described the situation in terms of a poker hand. "If you're a card player, I have a pair of twos, the governor has a straight and I have to draw three of a kind to win. Now it's not impossible, but I wouldn't bet on me," Vos explained. Read More »

Obama, Reconsidered

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - While Obama is not the "worst president ever," he's no success, either. Obama's policies should be swept away by a Republican congress that achieved success when it ran against the Obama agenda. Read More »

Why Obamacare's '20 Million' Number Is Fake

As the debate about how to repeal Obamacare heats up, no doubt we'll be hearing a lot about the "20 million" people who have health insurance coverage because of the law. Our friends at The Daily Signal, however, break that number down and reveal it to be phony. Read More »

Wastebook: Porkémon GO!

Senator Jeff Flake continues his tradition of rooting out and publishing wasteful spending by the federal government in his annual "Wastebook." This year, he fills 206 pages with nearly $5 billion in wasteful spending. That might be just a footnote in the budget for a federal bureaucrat, but in the real world, that's serious money. Read More »

Wisconsin Coalition Supports DeVos for Secretary of Education

The MacIver Institute and five other Wisconsin organizations sent a joint letter on Friday to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in support of Betsy DeVos, President-elect Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education. Read More »


Vos Backs Down on Gas Tax

Comments | Posted in News | By MacIverNews | Posted January 18, 2017 1:56 PM
Vos Backs Down on Gas Tax

The speaker described the situation in terms of a poker hand. "If you're a card player, I have a pair of twos, the governor has a straight and I have to draw three of a kind to win. Now it's not impossible, but I wouldn't bet on me," Vos explained. Read More »

Obama, Reconsidered

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 17, 2017 12:26 PM
Obama, Reconsidered

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - While Obama is not the "worst president ever," he's no success, either. Obama's policies should be swept away by a Republican congress that achieved success when it ran against the Obama agenda. Read More »

Why Obamacare's '20 Million' Number Is Fake

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 17, 2017 9:47 AM
Why Obamacare's '20 Million' Number Is Fake

As the debate about how to repeal Obamacare heats up, no doubt we'll be hearing a lot about the "20 million" people who have health insurance coverage because of the law. Our friends at The Daily Signal, however, break that number down and reveal it to be phony. Read More »

Wastebook: Porkémon GO!

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 16, 2017 9:47 AM
Wastebook: Porkémon GO!

Senator Jeff Flake continues his tradition of rooting out and publishing wasteful spending by the federal government in his annual "Wastebook." This year, he fills 206 pages with nearly $5 billion in wasteful spending. That might be just a footnote in the budget for a federal bureaucrat, but in the real world, that's serious money. Read More »

Wisconsin Coalition Supports DeVos for Secretary of Education

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 13, 2017 2:24 PM
Wisconsin Coalition Supports DeVos for Secretary of Education

The MacIver Institute and five other Wisconsin organizations sent a joint letter on Friday to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in support of Betsy DeVos, President-elect Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education. Read More »

MacIver Institute Joins Coalition Urging Senate to Confirm Pruitt for EPA

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 12, 2017 9:27 AM
MacIver Institute Joins Coalition Urging Senate to Confirm Pruitt for EPA

The MacIver Institute and 22 other free market organizations are urging the U.S. Senate to quickly confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be the next EPA Administrator. The groups expressed their support for Pruitt in a letter sent to members of the Senate on Thursday. Read More »

Recapping 2017 State of the State, Walker Tuition Cut Proposal

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 10, 2017 7:01 PM
Recapping 2017 State of the State, Walker Tuition Cut Proposal

MacIver News Service - Governor Scott Walker proposed cutting tuition for UW undergraduate students and pledged to keep his focus on workforce development at his State of the State address on Tuesday afternoon. Read More »

Transportation Emerging as Wedge Issue in Wisconsin

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 10, 2017 7:00 PM

MacIver News Service - Governor Scott Walker promised a big boost to transportation spending during his State of the State Address on Tuesday, January 10th. However, fellow Republican, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, said the governor is not showing the full picture of the numbers behind his proposal. Read More »

What to Expect From Walker's State of the State Address

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 10, 2017 9:21 AM
What to Expect From Walker's State of the State Address

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - Walker's challenge to the legislature should be the type of bold reforms that propelled Wisconsin into the national spotlight. As the late Margaret Thatcher said to former President George H. W. Bush, "this is no time to go wobbly." Read More »

A Look Ahead at the Upcoming Budget Debate

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 9, 2017 12:12 PM
A Look Ahead at the Upcoming Budget Debate

Wisconsin state agencies are requesting more than $69 billion in total funding for the 2017-2019 biennial budget, a debate that is quickly taking shape as Governor Scott Walker prepares for his State of the State address Tuesday. Read More »

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