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Chart of the Day: Parent Satisfaction with District, Charter, Private Schools

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 10, 2017 4:00 AM
Chart of the Day: Parent Satisfaction with District, Charter, Private Schools

MacIver News Service - The research group Education Next has released a report that surveys parent satisfaction across different types of schools, including traditional public schools, charter schools, and private schools. The survey, which is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, found that charter school parents are 13 percentage points more satisfied with expectations for student achievement than district school parents. 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 »

Chart of the Day: $4.7 Billion Dollars of Tax Relief Since 2011

Comments | Posted in Charts | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 18, 2016 12:51 PM
Chart of the Day: $4.7 Billion Dollars of Tax Relief Since 2011

Today's chart of the day shows the various ways Wisconsin has reduced the tax burden over the past five years. Read More »

Chart Of The Day - Tax Day 2016

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 15, 2016 7:58 AM
Chart Of The Day - Tax Day 2016

Ever wonder about where all those tax dollars you pay to the state government go and how they're spent? As we approach tax day (April 18 this year thanks to a holiday observed by federal employees, including the IRS), we bring you some facts about how Wisconsin collects and spends your tax dollars. Read More »

Chart of the Day: Beer Taxes

Comments | Posted in News | By The MacIver Institute | Posted March 17, 2016 3:49 PM
Chart of the Day: Beer Taxes

Today's Chart of the Day highlights a reason to celebrate this St. Patrick's Day. Compared to the other states, Wisconsin has the 3rd lowest excise tax per gallon of beer. Read More »

Chart of the Day: Gas Taxes

Comments | Posted in Charts | By The MacIver Institute | Posted March 4, 2016 12:00 PM
Chart of the Day: Gas Taxes

MacIver News Service - A new chart by the Tax Foundation shows Wisconsin has the 12th highest gas tax in the nation. How do the other states manage their roads while maintaining lower taxes? Read More »

Chart of The Day: How Much Do States Rely on Federal Aid?

Comments | Posted in Charts | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 8, 2016 1:11 PM
Chart of The Day: How Much Do States Rely on Federal Aid?

Data on how much each of the states rely on federal aid is mapped out in today's chart of the day. The numbers reflect the percentage of each state's overall budget that comes from transfers from the federal government. Read More »

Chart of the Day: New Numbers Show Obamacare Price Spike in Wisconsin

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted December 17, 2015 8:47 AM
Chart of the Day: New Numbers Show Obamacare Price Spike in Wisconsin

MacIver News Service - The average price of healthcare premiums and deductibles in Wisconsin will rise by an average of 8.4 - 9.2 percent in 2016, according to new data released this week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read More »

Chart of the Day: Four Takeaways From The COP-21 Paris Climate Treaty

Comments | Posted in Charts | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted December 9, 2015 12:15 AM
Chart of the Day: Four Takeaways From The COP-21 Paris Climate Treaty

MacIver News Service - Economic pain, cutting off affordable energy, constraining future generations, and hampering development in the poorest countries. Those are the four takeaways from the Paris Climate Summit, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Read More »

Chart of the Day: Clean Power Plan Will Increase Electricity Costs in Most of the Country

Comments | Posted in Charts | By The MacIver Institute | Posted November 17, 2015 5:00 AM
Chart of the Day: Clean Power Plan Will Increase Electricity Costs in Most of the Country

MacIver News Service - The Clean Power Plan will cost up to $292 billion and could raise electricity prices almost every single state, according a new study released by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. Read More »

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