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Four Years After the Slush Fund Scandal: Where Does the UW Stand?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted May 25, 2017 5:00 AM
Four Years After the Slush Fund Scandal: Where Does the UW Stand?

By Jessica Murphy - Today, the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) will vote on the 2017-19 UW System budget. One key concern that will reappear in this decision - the millions in surplus funds that the UW System has left almost untouched, even after the legislature's requirement to spend more of this "slush fund." Read More »

Nickel: Health Insurance Reforms like Wisconsin's HIRSP Offer Way Forward

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted May 19, 2017 5:00 AM
Nickel: Health Insurance Reforms like Wisconsin's HIRSP Offer Way Forward

By Ted Nickel - There has been a lot of talk about what would happen to people with preexisting conditions if Obamacare was repealed and replaced. Thankfully, Wisconsin can provide a map for the road ahead. Read More »

As Obamacare Continues Sinking, Americans Continue Losing

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted May 17, 2017 10:58 AM
As Obamacare Continues Sinking, Americans Continue Losing

By Chris Rochester - Obamacare's downward spiral is continuing as insurers drop out, premiums keep skyrocketing, and exploding deductibles render insurance coverage useless for many Americans. But instead of covering the Obamacare disaster, the mainstream media is obsessed with behind-the-scenes drama. Read More »

Did Politics Trump Good Policy in Self-Funded Insurance Debate?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted May 11, 2017 9:02 AM
Did Politics Trump Good Policy in Self-Funded Insurance Debate?

By Chris Rochester - With most of the arguments against self-insurance out of gas, opponents' final stand may betray the truth: self-insurance is good policy, but protecting the status quo is even better politics. Or protecting the status quo is better politics for any politician worried more about the next election and less about taxpayers. Read More »

Reforming Government Means Reforming Government Programs

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted May 8, 2017 1:19 PM
Reforming Government Means Reforming Government Programs

By John Shiely - I co-chaired the Governor's Reform Commission because I am part of that constituency that believes in better and more affordable government. The Commission didn't believe we must settle for the government we have or the status quo especially when savings as large and easy as this are available to taxpayers. Therefore I would urge the Legislature to allow the state to move to self-insurance as recommended by the Administration. Read More »

Free Speech Bill Would Combat National Pattern of Suppression

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted May 8, 2017 5:00 AM
Free Speech Bill Would Combat National Pattern of Suppression

Special guest perspective by James Wigderson - The governor and Republican leadership in the Legislature is right to support legislation that protects free speech on campuses. The Left can pretend that there is no threat to free speech on campuses, but there is no reason the state Legislature should go along. Read More »

Big Week in Wisconsin's Fight Against the Opiate Epidemic

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted May 6, 2017 11:10 AM
Big Week in Wisconsin's Fight Against the Opiate Epidemic

By having just one product on the preferred drug list, DHS is making the job of our sheriffs more difficult. If the only offering on the preferred drug list is in film strip form, it is nearly impossible for law enforcement to stop it from being smuggled into our jails. Read More »

Environmentalist Arguments Against Waukesha Water Deal Run Dry

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 21, 2017 1:00 AM
Environmentalist Arguments Against Waukesha Water Deal Run Dry

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - Every one of the The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative's concerns about the Waukesha water diversion have been answered. Every concern expressed by the environmentalists has been answered. All that's left is empty liberal animus towards conservative Waukesha. Read More »

Tax Day Reminds Us How Overgrown The Government Really Is

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 18, 2017 8:01 AM
Tax Day Reminds Us How Overgrown The Government Really Is

By Chris Rochester - Like your lawn, the natural direction of government is to grow bigger and more tangled, sucking up more and more resources. This tax day, let's demand politicians chop government down to size so hard work and success actually pay off. Read More »

Ron Kind is Wrong About Obamacare

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 10, 2017 5:00 AM
Ron Kind is Wrong About Obamacare

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - Wisconsinites should ask Rep. Ron Kind, if the system known as Obamacare isn't broke, why are you proposing a replacement that will cost more money and not work as well as what we have now? Read More »

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