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Grave Digging in Iceland, Tofu in Convenience Stores: Your Tax Dollars at Work

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted December 2, 2016 4:59 AM
Grave Digging in Iceland, Tofu in Convenience Stores: Your Tax Dollars at Work

For the second year in a row, Oklahoma Senator James Lankford has released an extensive list of wasteful government spending amounting to $250 billion. Read More »

Greens Going for Recount Gold

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 29, 2016 5:01 AM
Greens Going for Recount Gold

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - If Stein was really interested in election integrity, she would try to actually stop voter fraud before an election occurred by supporting voter ID or other election integrity measures. But Stein is likely no more interested in election integrity than the late Fidel Castro, for whom she announced her admiration on the occasion of his recent enrollment on the cemetery voter rolls in Chicago. Read More »

Hallelujah - MPS Is Successful Despite the Data and All The Failing Schools?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 29, 2016 5:00 AM
Hallelujah - MPS Is Successful Despite the Data and All The Failing Schools?

By Ola Lisowski - I once heard someone say that the plural of anecdotes is not data. Wisconsinites would be wise to heed that advice. Excel spreadsheets are less interesting than compelling quotes from public officials, but when everyone's saying different things, the only thing you can really trust is the data itself. Read More »

Reports of a Budget "Shortfall" Are Greatly Exaggerated

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 28, 2016 5:01 AM
Reports of a Budget

By Chris Rochester - Media outlets across the state are reporting that the state faces a $693 million shortfall over the next biennial budget. This "shortfall" is the difference between what state agencies have requested - their wish lists - and projected revenues over the 2017-2019 biennial budget, which are projected to steadily rise. Read More »

Steineke: Agency Wish Lists and Our Biennial Tradition

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 28, 2016 5:00 AM
Steineke: Agency Wish Lists and Our Biennial Tradition

By Rep. Jim Steineke - Some holiday traditions, like being the one stuck with the dishes, are not as enjoyable as others. Unfortunately we also have to humor another tiresome tradition around this time every two years: the unfounded worry that Wisconsin is running out of money. Read More »

How Minimum Markup Can Bring Peace to Your Family Thanksgiving

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 22, 2016 12:21 PM
How Minimum Markup Can Bring Peace to Your Family Thanksgiving

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - If yours is the typical family, they might be divided over the election results. The Packers aren't a good conversation starter this year, so bring the whole family together by talking about minimum markup repeal. After five minutes, I promise nobody will want to talk to you and you can watch the football game in peace. Read More »

Uniting Latinos Behind School Reform

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 21, 2016 5:00 AM
Uniting Latinos Behind School Reform

By Jason Crye - In the reform community, we must have a positive, practical vision. We can unite Latinos behind school reform. But we need to explain. And when we do, we'll discover that--like the rest of us--Latinos want the best for their kids. Read More »

Wisconsin Jobs Could Go Up in Smoke If Congress Doesn't Act on E-Vapor Measure

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 17, 2016 9:10 AM
Wisconsin Jobs Could Go Up in Smoke If Congress Doesn't Act on E-Vapor Measure

By Chris Rochester - To prevent the e-vapor industry from being all but extinguished at the hands of new federal regulations - and to save scores of Wisconsin jobs and enhance public health - Congress must act, and must act quickly on the Cole-Bishop Amendment. Read More »

The Rest of the Story: Anti-Trump Protests Packed With Profanity, Crude Signs

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 14, 2016 5:01 AM
The Rest of the Story: Anti-Trump Protests Packed With Profanity, Crude Signs

In Milwaukee's Red Arrow Park and on State Street in Madison, demonstrators gathered Thursday night to protest Tuesday's election results and the victory of President-elect Donald Trump. While the mainstream media covered the events in the best possible light, we bring you the sights and sounds the TV stations didn't cover. Read More »

How to Repeal the Affordable Care Act: A Roadmap

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 14, 2016 5:00 AM
How to Repeal the Affordable Care Act: A Roadmap

By Paul Winfree and Brian Blase - Although repealing and replacing the ACA is closer than ever before, many important details will have to be worked out in the next few months. Moreover, much more needs to be done to put our nation's health care entitlement programs on a sustainable path. Read More »

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