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Dystopian Nightmare: Federal Agency Claims Power to Choose Health Plan for You

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 28, 2016 10:36 AM
Dystopian Nightmare: Federal Agency Claims Power to Choose Health Plan for You

By MacIver Communications Director Chris Rochester - In the era of Obamacare, it's not difficult to imagine the federal government trying to assert the power to enroll people in health insurance plans of its choosing, without the consent of the individual to be covered. While once a dystopian nightmare, it's actually happening right under our noses. Read More »

Owen Robinson: A Conservative Take on State Transportation

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 28, 2016 5:00 AM
Owen Robinson: A Conservative Take on State Transportation

Special guest perspective by Owen Robinson - On transportation, both Speaker Vos and Governor Walker are missing the point. The problem with Wisconsin's transportation budget is not that there is not enough money. The problem is the state is spending too much. Read More »

Means-Abele "Reform" Plan Desperately Clings to Failed Status Quo

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 15, 2016 1:03 PM
Means-Abele

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - The Opportunity Schools plan put forward by Milwaukee Co. Executive Chris Abele and OSPP Commissioner Demond Means makes it clear they want nothing to do with OSPP. In fact, their statements tell us they are willing to do everything they can to undermine the legislature's intentions in creating the law. Read More »

MPS Must Show Its Work

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 14, 2016 5:00 AM
MPS Must Show Its Work

MacIver Perspective by Ola Lisowski - With Memorial Day weekend behind us and the Fourth of July on the horizon, summer is underway in Wisconsin. Of course, we can't forget one important bellwether: the end of the school year. Having thrown their backpacks in the corners of their rooms for the next few months, Wisconsin's K-12 students ended the school year. Read More »

UnitedHealth's Exit From Wisconsin Market Just Latest Omen About Obamacare's Fate

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 14, 2016 12:05 AM
UnitedHealth's Exit From Wisconsin Market Just Latest Omen About Obamacare's Fate

By MacIver Communications Director Chris Rochester - Simply put, Obamacare is bad policy. The passage of time is making the consequences of it more obvious, and the most recent example is UnitedHealth's decision to completely withdraw from Wisconsin's Obamacare market. Read More »

Sen. Stroebel: Some UW Professors Have Self-Centered Interests

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 8, 2016 6:14 PM
Sen. Stroebel: Some UW Professors Have Self-Centered Interests

Special guest perspective by Senator Duey Stroebel - For their part, the faculty passing these "no confidence" votes fail to realize a decade of truly poor leadership resulted in ballooning administration and other costs putting the legislature in this situation. Read More »

In Milwaukee, the Adults Turn in Homework Late

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 1, 2016 12:05 AM
In Milwaukee, the Adults Turn in Homework Late

By MacIver Institute Research Associate Ola Lisowski - In the saga that is the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program (OSPP), the adults in the room have turned in their homework late. Read More »

You're Fired: Minimum Wage Demands Will Kill Opportunity

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted May 31, 2016 12:05 AM
You're Fired: Minimum Wage Demands Will Kill Opportunity

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - Here kids, have some cake. Minimum wage demands by Democrats will have real consequences for young people, whose opportunities will be decimated as union bosses' demands for high minimum wages destroy opportunity for the next generation. Read More »

Rising Water Level Discredits Environmentalists and Mainstream Media

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted May 30, 2016 7:45 PM
Rising Water Level Discredits Environmentalists and Mainstream Media

Lake Michigan's "recovery" is a classic example of environmentalist alarmism and media hype. Read More »

Upon Further Review, Levine's Complaints about UW Ring Hollow

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By The MacIver Institute | Posted May 24, 2016 11:26 AM
Upon Further Review, Levine's Complaints about UW Ring Hollow

Special Guest Perspective by UW student Tyler Brandt - "Enough with Scott Walker and the GOP - I'm leaving". That was the sentiment expressed by UW-Madison English chair Caroline Levine in her Cap Times column on May 13th. As a UW-Madison student, I feel compelled to respond. Read More »

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