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Last Resort? DNR Spends Nearly $2 Million On Training, Conferences

Comments | Posted in mi investigations | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 14, 2017 5:00 AM
Last Resort? DNR Spends Nearly $2 Million On Training, Conferences

By M.D. Kittle - The DNR recorded nearly $1.9 million on travel/hotel expenditures associated with conference and training in the current biennium, between July 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017, according to information provided to MacIver News Service through an open records request. Read More »

Professor Who Claimed U.S. Worse Than ISIS On Madison Radical Fest Guest List

Comments | Posted in mi investigations | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 2, 2017 8:00 AM
Professor Who Claimed U.S. Worse Than ISIS On Madison Radical Fest Guest List

M.D. Kittle - What's in a name, really? RadFest or Forward, this two-day conference of the usual Social Justice Warrior suspects will be crawling with left-wingers who want to do everything from "unite and love on each other" to overthrow President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress. Read More »

Top Five Wasteful Classes in the UW System

Comments | Posted in mi investigations | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted May 22, 2017 5:00 AM
Top Five Wasteful Classes in the UW System

By Jessica Murphy - Considering the UW System's never-ending cycle of demands for more state funding, one would hope that they are responsibly spending your tax dollars before they ask for more. The MacIver Institute decided to dive deeper into the UW system to find places where frivolous spending runs rampant and where cost savings can be found. Our first stop: courses offerings in the UW System. Read More »

School Choice in Wisconsin: Expanded Statewide, but Barriers Remain

Comments | Posted in mi investigations | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted May 2, 2017 5:00 AM
School Choice in Wisconsin: Expanded Statewide, but Barriers Remain

By Ola Lisowski - When the state legislature created Wisconsin's Special Needs Scholarship Program in 2016, Milwaukee educator William Koehn knew his school had to participate. "Because we serve students who are all somewhere on the special needs spectrum, it was extremely important for us to be able to take advantage of the special needs scholarship program, and we did just that," said Koehn, administrator and lead teacher at St. Coletta Day School of Milwaukee. Read More »

VA Reverses 'Zero' Stance On War Vet's Disability Claim

Comments | Posted in mi investigations | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 25, 2017 5:00 AM
VA Reverses 'Zero' Stance On War Vet's Disability Claim

MacIver News - Contrary to VA public relations campaigns, Ottman says wait times remain a huge problem at Tomah. While he acknowledges the VA health care system is making improvements, particularly for first-time patients, he said delays remain an issue for veterans coming back for follow-up care. Read More »

What Did Dane County Employees Learn at the Implicit Bias Conference?

Comments | Posted in mi investigations | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 8, 2016 5:00 AM
What Did Dane County Employees Learn at the Implicit Bias Conference?

A MacIver Investigation - As the MacIver Institute recently reported, Dane County sent 200 of its judiciary and law enforcement employees to a day-long "implicit bias" conference in April to address racial bias in the criminal justice system. In this report, we look at what staff in attendance learned and what they thought about it. Read More »

Dane County Spends $50,000 To Send Courthouse Staff To "Implicit Bias" Training

Comments | Posted in mi investigations | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 25, 2016 5:01 AM
Dane County Spends $50,000 To Send Courthouse Staff To

A MacIver Investigation - Dane County spent an estimated $50,000 in April to send 200 employees of its judiciary and law enforcement communities to a day-long "implicit bias" conference intended to address racial bias in the criminal justice system. Read More »

Panelist Jokes About Shooting Legislators at Public Education Summit

Comments | Posted in mi investigations | By The MacIver Institute | Posted August 25, 2015 3:00 AM
Panelist Jokes About Shooting Legislators at Public Education Summit

MacIver Investigation - Members of the MacIver Institute staff attended the Wisconsin Public Education Summit last Thursday. While the overall theme was advertised as improving and strengthening public education, much of the conversations featured disturbing rhetoric, like joking about shooting legislators, linking vouchers to white supremacists and calling private health insurance companies "homicidal." Read More »

A Look Into Questionable DOT Spending on Transparency Website OpenBook

Comments | Posted in mi investigations | By The MacIver Institute | Posted June 18, 2015 3:00 AM
A Look Into Questionable DOT Spending on Transparency Website OpenBook

MacIver Investigation - Another way Wisconsinites can analyze the financial decisions of Wisconsin's state government is through OpenBook, an online tool that allows users to view payments made by the state to all sorts of vendors and for all kinds of purposes. MacIver thought it would be beneficial to peruse through DOT's spending using this tool. Read More »

Former Republican Senate Candidate Makes Outlandish Claims About Prevailing Wage

Comments | Posted in mi investigations | By The MacIver Institute | Posted May 29, 2015 2:00 AM
Former Republican Senate Candidate Makes Outlandish Claims About Prevailing Wage

Republican legislators received a letter on Tuesday opposing the repeal of prevailing wage that made some pretty outlandish claims. While the over-the-top rhetoric in the letter may not have been surprising to those that have lived in Wisconsin the last five years, the author of the letter who made the claims may turn more than a few heads. Read More »

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