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Kaukauna School Board to Alter Teacher Compensation System

View Comments Comments | By The MacIver Institute | Posted July 28, 2016 2:30 PM
Kaukauna School Board to Alter Teacher Compensation System

MacIver News Service | July 29, 2016 The Times Villager reports that the Kaukauna school board intends to review and improve the current merit-based compensation system for teachers. Read More »

Local Governments Use Act 10 to Cut Taxes and Implement Workplace Reforms

View Comments Comments | By The MacIver Institute | Posted March 23, 2016 10:41 AM
Local Governments Use Act 10 to Cut Taxes and Implement Workplace Reforms

Local officials joined Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday, March 16th, to describe how Act 10 has benefited their communities in the five years since the landmark law's enactment in 2011. Read More »

Caledonia Employees to Receive Raises Based on Merit

View Comments Comments | By The MacIver Institute | Posted March 23, 2016 9:30 AM
Caledonia Employees to Receive Raises Based on Merit

The Journal Times reports that the Caledonia village board has approved an improved merit system for determining wage increases. Read More »

Appleton Schools Use Act 10, Change Health Insurance Plans to Save

View Comments Comments | Posted in It's Working in the Schools | By The MacIver Institute | Posted October 9, 2015 1:26 PM
Appleton Schools Use Act 10, Change Health Insurance Plans to Save

Post-Crescent Media has reported that the Appleton Area School District has officially announced a switch from United HealthCare to Networkwill, following the Board of Education's vote of approval. Read More »

MPS Board Approves $6 million in Retiree Health Care Savings

View Comments Comments | Posted in General It's Working News | By Matt Crumb | Posted October 1, 2014 4:19 PM
MPS Board Approves $6 million in Retiree Health Care Savings

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) expects to save $6 million a year as the school board opts to switch health plans for their retirees. Approved by the board in mid-September, MPS retirees eligible for post-employment health care benefits will make a "seamless" transition to the Group Medicare Advantage PPO Plan. Read More »

Act 10 Boosts Teacher Pay in Neenah by 20 Percent

View Comments Comments | By Matt Crumb | Posted September 8, 2014 3:54 PM
Act 10 Boosts Teacher Pay in Neenah by 20 Percent

John McCormack of Weekly Standard magazine brings to light more positive effects of Act 10 for Wisconsin's local school districts in an article from the magazine's latest issue. McCormack, a senior writer for the national magazine, took time to investigate how Neenah Joint School District is faring after Act 10's reforms. Read More »

Another Round of Act 10 Taxpayer Savings

View Comments Comments | Posted in General It's Working News | By Matt Crumb | Posted September 8, 2014 8:16 AM
Another Round of Act 10 Taxpayer Savings

It's Working - Fox Valley Technical College is projected to save over $3.25 million annually because of changes to employee health care and pension contributions, according to its 2014-15 adopted budget. Read More »

Racine County Insurance Swap Saves Money for Taxpayers and Retired County Workers

View Comments Comments | By Matt Crumb | Posted August 29, 2014 9:50 AM
Racine County Insurance Swap Saves Money for Taxpayers and Retired County Workers

The Racine County Board recently approved an insurance change for some of it's retirees that is estimated to save around $840,000.
 County retirees who are eligible for Medicare will be transitioned to private insurer Humana while retaining all of their former coverage. Savings will come as the county is no longer on the hook for paying claims filed by retirees. Read More »

Should Wisconsin Feel Sorry for Marty Beil?

View Comments Comments | Posted in General It's Working News | By The MacIver Institute | Posted February 24, 2014 10:14 AM
Should Wisconsin Feel Sorry for Marty Beil?

The New York Times recently highlighted Wisconsin's Act 10 and effects the law has had in the state. As other states consider standing up to public unions, Wisconsin serves as a working success story. Limiting collective bargaining in the state has saved taxpayers billions of dollars, but labor bosses continue to call it "devastating." Read More »

Federal Court Judge Rules Against School Districts in WEA Trust Lawsuit

View Comments Comments | Posted in It's Working at the County level | By The MacIver Institute | Posted December 17, 2013 4:48 PM
Federal Court Judge Rules Against School Districts in WEA Trust Lawsuit

December 17, 2013 [Milwaukee, Wisc...] Insurance provider WEA Trust acted within its legal authority when it refused to release several hundred thousand dollars in federal money to school districts that dropped the company after the passage of Act 10, according... Read More »

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