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Yes, Obamacare is Still a Disaster

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 27, 2017 5:05 AM
Yes, Obamacare is Still a Disaster

By Chris Rochester - As President Trump said on Friday after the AHCA was pulled, Obamacare will inevitably "explode." But lawmakers can't wait around for that to happen and then try to blame the Democrats. A solution that can pass the House and Senate and be signed by the president must be found. Read More »

Trump's EZ Answer to Minority and Rust Belt Communities

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 24, 2017 5:05 AM
Trump's EZ Answer to Minority and Rust Belt Communities

By Jerry Gonzalez - Empowerment Zones (EZs) began as a bipartisan effort in the early 1990s to fight economically blighted areas. Today, they are an opportunity for the Trump Administration to take the lead in restoring economic opportunity in impoverished areas. The question for the Administration now becomes, "what have you got to lose?" Read More »

Expanded Earned Income Tax Credit Will Encourage Work

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 24, 2017 5:00 AM
Expanded Earned Income Tax Credit Will Encourage Work

By Secretary Richard Chandler - Making sure Wisconsin's EITC is as effective as possible will encourage more people to start climbing the job ladder, help employers fill jobs, and strengthen Wisconsin's economy. Read More »

No Surprise Here: MPS Blames $12 Million Less In Federal Title I Funding On School Choice

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 16, 2017 5:30 AM
No Surprise Here: MPS Blames $12 Million Less In Federal Title I Funding On School Choice

By MacIver Institute President Brett Healy - Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Darienne Driver recently announced that the district could face significant financial challenges, once again, as she begins her work preparing for the upcoming 2017-2018 budget deliberations. During an interview with Mike Gousha at a Marquette Law School program, Driver discussed the $1.2 billion dollar budget she will present in May and a potential $50 million dollar shortfall facing MPS. Read More »

A Constitutional Lesson for Democrats

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 16, 2017 5:00 AM
A Constitutional Lesson for Democrats

Special guest perspective by James Wigderson - Do Wisconsin Democrats need a class in the state constitution? During the debate over an amendment to eliminate the office of the state treasurer, it certainly seemed that way. Read More »

FULL REPEAL & REPLACE or OBAMACARE LITE?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 14, 2017 1:35 PM
FULL REPEAL & REPLACE or OBAMACARE LITE?

By Chris Rochester - Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans rolled out their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare last week, making the legislation available for all to see - a stark contrast with the Democrats' approach to Obamacare. To help cut through all the confusion, we decided to give both sides of the debate an opportunity to make their case side-by-side. Read More »

La Crosse Taxpayers Shouldn't Be Fooled by "Premiere Resort" Tax Scheme

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 14, 2017 5:00 AM
La Crosse Taxpayers Shouldn't Be Fooled by

By Chris Rochester - The PRAT tax, the latest tax scheme cooked up by La Crosse County officials, is really just another half-percent sales tax that could be imposed on nearly all retail businesses in the county. As with any other sales tax, this $6.6 million new tax will inevitably be paid for by consumers like you. Read More »

UW Student: For True Academic Freedom, the Time is Now

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 13, 2017 5:00 AM
UW Student: For True Academic Freedom, the Time is Now

By Jessica Murphy - The fight for free speech on college campuses has never been more important than now, with liberals dead set on silencing speech that doesn't align with their values. Protesters shout, chant, and even get physically aggressive with the goal of disrupting or cancelling conservative and libertarian leaning events. Read More »

Jarchow: I Screwed Up and I'm Sorry

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 7, 2017 5:00 AM
Jarchow: I Screwed Up and I'm Sorry

By Rep. Adam Jarchow - Last session, in his budget, Governor Walker proposed adding 102 new auditors to the Department of Revenue. I didn't like the proposal, nor did many of my colleagues in the Legislature. A number of us tried to remove it from the budget. When that failed, to our discredit, we went along with it. We shouldn't have. Read More »

Crye: An Idea for the President - Trump Student Success Zones

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 6, 2017 4:35 PM
Crye: An Idea for the President - Trump Student Success Zones

By Jason Crye - The Trump Student Success Zones will support traditional public schools by providing a framework to turn around consistently underperforming schools, support poor families via wraparound services and neighborhood cooperation, and advance the principles of school choice while improving educational opportunities for all students. Read More »

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