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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 »

Chart of the Day: Benefits and Services for Low-Income Individuals

Comments | Posted in Charts | By The MacIver Institute | Posted November 10, 2015 5:00 AM
Chart of the Day: Benefits and Services for Low-Income Individuals

MacIver News Service - Did you know that the federal government spends over $1 trillion annually on benefits and services for low-income individuals? Read More »

Chart of the Day: Another Look at Achievement Gaps

Comments | Posted in Charts | By The MacIver Institute | Posted November 2, 2015 10:41 AM
Chart of the Day: Another Look at Achievement Gaps

MacIver News Service - In Wisconsin, the graduation gap between white and black students grew from 26.3% in the 2012-2013 school year to 26.8% in the 2013-2014 school year, making it one of only 10 states where the gap grew between years. Read More »

Chart of the Day: Graduation Rates by State and Ethnicity

Comments | Posted in Charts | By The MacIver Institute | Posted October 30, 2015 11:48 AM
Chart of the Day: Graduation Rates by State and Ethnicity

MacIver News Service - As part of the MacIver Institute's continuing coverage on the massive achievement gap in Wisconsin's high schools, we present today's Chart of the Day. Read More »

Chart of the Day: Which State has the Worst Achievement Gap in the Country?

Comments | Posted in Charts | By The MacIver Institute | Posted October 29, 2015 12:11 PM
Chart of the Day: Which State has the Worst Achievement Gap in the Country?

MacIver News Service - Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released preliminary data from the 2013-2014 school year on graduation rates across the country. Take a look at this state-by-state comparison. Which state does the worst? Read More »

Scott Walker's Budgets Buck Trend of Ever-Increasing Property Taxes

Comments | Posted in Charts | By The MacIver Institute | Posted August 3, 2015 3:00 AM
Scott Walker's Budgets Buck Trend of Ever-Increasing Property Taxes

Chart of the Day - A few years ago in Wisconsin, it was almost always expected that property taxes would go up every year - you could say it was the norm. From 2006 to 2010, property taxes on the median-valued home in the state went up by $230. However, since Gov. Scott Walker took office in 2011, the trend of ever-increasing property taxes has essentially been reversed. Read More »

Wisconsin's Prevailing Wage versus The Bureau of Labor Statistics

Comments | Posted in Charts | By MacIverNews | Posted June 24, 2015 3:00 AM
Wisconsin's Prevailing Wage versus The Bureau of Labor Statistics

MacIver News Service - Although supporters of prevailing wage claim the rates are intended to be typical for occupations in specific locations, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls into question how typical those rates really are. Read More »

UW Increases Hiring During Time of Declining Enrollment

Comments | Posted in Charts | By MacIverNews | Posted February 16, 2015 3:00 AM
UW Increases Hiring During Time of Declining Enrollment

Chart of the Day - Despite a trend of declining enrollment, the UW System has continued to add full time positions. In 2010 there were 32,205 and in 2014 there were 33,489. That's an increase of 1,284 FTEs. Read More »

UW Net Assets Rise Despite Static State Aid

Comments | Posted in Charts | By The MacIver Institute | Posted February 11, 2015 1:00 AM
UW Net Assets Rise Despite Static State Aid

Chart of the Day - Gov. Scott Walker introduced his 2015-17 budget early last week and it included a $150 million annual cut for the University of Wisconsin System in exchange for greater autonomy. Many opponents to Walker's plan have said the UW System would not be able to absorb the cuts, so the MacIver Institute has decided to delve into the system's finances. Read More »

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