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New Push to Expand Medicaid Just More of the "SAME"

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 26, 2016 12:05 AM
New Push to Expand Medicaid Just More of the

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - While progressives are rolling out a new plan to encourage states to accept the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, refusing the expansion was still the smart choice. According to the Kaiser Foundation, Wisconsin is the only state that refused the expansion without a coverage gap. Meanwhile, Walker's plan wiped out the waiting lists for Badger Care that existed under Governor Jim Doyle. Read More »

Foust's Right-To-Work Folly

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 12, 2016 12:05 AM
Foust's Right-To-Work Folly

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - Foust's ruling is unfortunate but revealing. Fortunately Wisconsin voters have chosen to maintain a majority on the state's highest court that understand the limits of the judicial branch. It's just too bad that we need to add to the story of how a bill becomes a law, "Wait for the Dane County judge's decision to be overturned." Read More »

What are the Republican Candidates' Healthcare Plans?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 4, 2016 3:09 PM
What are the Republican Candidates' Healthcare Plans?

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - The Republican candidates' plans are set against a backdrop of Wisconsin's unique response to Obamacare. Each candidate has their own vision for what healthcare reform should look like, but they share some common themes... Read More »

Lake Geneva's Flag Flap

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 1, 2016 12:05 AM
Lake Geneva's Flag Flap

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - Joanne Pappas Patzfahl owns Treasure Cove, a shop that targets the tourists that visit her city. For 28 years she flew an American flag on a pole in front of her store. Ironically, just as Governor Scott Walker was asking Wisconsinites to lower the flag to half staff to honor a military hero that passed away, the city was asking Patzfahl to take it down. Read More »

Tracking Voter Enthusiasm So Far: Which Political Party Is More Energized?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By The MacIver Institute | Posted March 11, 2016 10:37 AM
Tracking Voter Enthusiasm So Far: Which Political Party Is More Energized?

Special Guest Perspective for Bill Jaeck- We're about 40% into the primary season but some interesting data has surfaced: There are more energized voters for the GOP candidates in the first 20 of 21 states. Read More »

Will President Apologize for Obamacare's Failures During Milwaukee Visit?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 2, 2016 5:30 PM
Will President Apologize for Obamacare's Failures During Milwaukee Visit?

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - Obama is coming to Milwaukee to celebrate the increased number of enrollments in Obamacare, but it's unlikely that he'll level with the people of Wisconsin about the many failures of the entitlement program he's so happy to shepherd ever more people into. Read More »

Waukesha Water Foes Stricken By Mass Amnesia

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 23, 2016 12:05 AM
Waukesha Water Foes Stricken By Mass Amnesia

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - At the time the Great Lakes Compact was being sold to Wisconsin, supporters said one reason Wisconsin should sign the agreement was that it would define the process that would allow the city of Waukesha to apply for the diversion. Now, those same people are opposed to that very diversion. Read More »

Scalia and the Clean Power Plan

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 16, 2016 12:05 AM
Scalia and the Clean Power Plan

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - The death of Justice Antonin Scalia is not only setting up a huge political showdown in Washington D.C., it will also have a tremendous effect on the state of Wisconsin. It was just last week when the Supreme Court ordered a stay of President Obama's "Clean Power Plan." Read More »

County Sales Tax for Roads is a Step Backward

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 8, 2016 10:03 AM
County Sales Tax for Roads is a Step Backward

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - A proposal to allow counties to raise taxes 0.5 percent to pay for road costs is on the highway to passage by the Assembly this week. This bill moves Wisconsin taxes in the wrong direction, fails to solve the long-term problem, and sets the state back in more ways than one. Read More »

Milwaukee's Lead Pipe Problem

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 3, 2016 12:05 AM
Milwaukee's Lead Pipe Problem

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - As Milwaukeeans are shipping bottled water off to Flint, Michigan residents, they are discovering that Milwaukee has its own lead pipe problem. But with the city obsessed over frivolities like streetcars and shrines to global warming, opportunities to fix the problem have passed by. Read More »

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