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Scott Walker Partially Relies on Jock Tax to Help Pay for Bucks Arena

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted January 27, 2015 11:45 AM
Scott Walker Partially Relies on Jock Tax to Help Pay for Bucks Arena

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - Walker's announcement is the inclusion of the "jock tax" in the state budget to help finance a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, as reported by the Business Journal last Friday. However, the new proposal is different than what was originally floated. Read More »

Obama Offers Clear Vision to Take America Backward

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted January 23, 2015 3:00 AM
Obama Offers Clear Vision to Take America Backward

From the Washington Times - Let's be honest, no one was surprised by what President Obama said in his latest State of the Union address. He had been trying to sell his ill-conceived ideas for weeks leading up to Tuesday night's speech. What would be surprising is if any of his announcements ended up affecting public policy in our country. Read More »

Right-to-Work About Freedom, Choice for All Workers

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted January 22, 2015 3:00 AM
Right-to-Work About Freedom, Choice for All Workers

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - Right-to-work legislation would even the score a bit between public sector employees and private sector employees. In the public sector, employees no longer face the automatic deductions from their paychecks to support a union, whether or not they wanted to join. Private sector employees currently do not have that option if it is a union worksite. Read More »

Wisconsin Taxpayers Should Expect Bold Reforms from Lawmakers

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted January 20, 2015 3:00 AM
Wisconsin Taxpayers Should Expect Bold Reforms from Lawmakers

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - With such majorities, this is a time to be bold. While there are possible, ahem, political considerations in the East Wing, those considerations should not stop the legislature from enacting a conservative agenda that will have a lasting impact on Wisconsin. Read More »

John Doe Law and Other Criminal Procedures Need Reform

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted January 16, 2015 2:30 AM
John Doe Law and Other Criminal Procedures Need Reform

MacIver Perspective by Dan Adams - Legislators are considering ways to amend the criminal process law that enables "John Doe proceedings;" the secret government process that allows prosecutors to conduct investigations under strict confidentiality gag-orders while compelling witnesses to testify under oath and produce their personal papers. Objectively, it is time to amend the Joe Doe Law to build in protections against overzealous or abusive prosecutors. Read More »

Wisconsin is Ready for Right-to-Work

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted January 13, 2015 3:00 AM
Wisconsin is Ready for Right-to-Work

MacIver Perspective by Matt Crumb - "Right-to-work" has garnered much attention in Wisconsin over the past month, and the debate is getting even hotter after the legislative session started last week. We must build on that momentum and have a real conversation about finally making Wisconsin a right-to-work state. Read More »

HEALY: A Growth Agenda for Wisconsin

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted January 9, 2015 8:30 AM
HEALY: A Growth Agenda for Wisconsin

MacIver Perspective by Brett Healy - The MacIver Institute has put together a pro-growth agenda that looks at the bigger picture and, more importantly, focuses on your overriding need to keep more of your own money to spend as you see fit. Read More »

Paul Ryan: Obamacare is Beyond Repair

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted January 9, 2015 3:00 AM
Paul Ryan: Obamacare is Beyond Repair

You can't fix a fundamentally broken law; you've got to replace it. That's why Congress can't save Obamacare with a few tweaks, despite what its defenders say. No quick fix can correct the main flaw: The law takes power away from patients and hands it to bureaucrats. Read More »

Tax Reform, Reduced Spending Key to Making Wisconsin Competitive

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted January 5, 2015 1:00 AM
Tax Reform, Reduced Spending Key to Making Wisconsin Competitive

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - The last four years have certainly been eventful years in Wisconsin. Even with all of the progress made, there is still unfinished business that the Republicans need to take care of in the coming legislative session Read More »

2014: A Look Back at the Year That Was

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted December 30, 2014 3:00 AM
2014: A Look Back at the Year That Was

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - Instead of revolutionary change, Wisconsin historians will note the year as one of consolidation. Much of what happened was either the culmination or continuance of events begun before 2014. Read More »

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