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Obama, Reconsidered

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 17, 2017 12:26 PM
Obama, Reconsidered

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - While Obama is not the "worst president ever," he's no success, either. Obama's policies should be swept away by a Republican congress that achieved success when it ran against the Obama agenda. Read More »

What to Expect From Walker's State of the State Address

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 10, 2017 9:21 AM
What to Expect From Walker's State of the State Address

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - Walker's challenge to the legislature should be the type of bold reforms that propelled Wisconsin into the national spotlight. As the late Margaret Thatcher said to former President George H. W. Bush, "this is no time to go wobbly." Read More »

How to Destroy an Industry: Federal E-Cig Regulation Could Cost One Wisconsin Company $200 Million

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 5, 2017 5:01 AM
How to Destroy an Industry: Federal E-Cig Regulation Could Cost One Wisconsin Company $200 Million

By Chris Rochester - Nearly the entire e-vapor, or e-cig, industry faces extinction at the hands of impending FDA rules. Under the new rules, many small businesses will be forced to spend millions of dollars to get government approval just to keep their products on the market. Read More »

Wisconsin's Energy Fight Looking Brighter in 2017

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 5, 2017 5:00 AM
Wisconsin's Energy Fight Looking Brighter in 2017

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - Two cabinet picks by President-Elect Trump promise to have the most impact on Wisconsin in 2017: Jeff Sessions as Attorney General and Tom Pruitt as EPA Secretary. Combined, they will directly deal with the biggest threat to Wisconsin's economy, the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan. Read More »

Gas Tax Wars and The Minimum Markup

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 3, 2017 11:57 AM
Gas Tax Wars and The Minimum Markup

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - Now it's Wisconsin's turn to laugh, and not just because the Green Bay Packers beat the Detroit Lions. Michigan just raised their state gas tax from 19 cents to 26.3 cents per gallon on January 1, the first state gas tax hike in 20 years. Read More »

Charlie Sykes Signs Off

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted December 21, 2016 5:00 AM
Charlie Sykes Signs Off

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - Even though he is stepping away from the radio microphone, there are many more dragons to slay, more causes to advance, more books to write, and much, much more to say. Sykes may call it retirement, but it sounds like he's just getting to work. Read More »

Free Speech Shutdown: Conservative UW-Madison Student Reacts to Change.org Petition

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted December 16, 2016 6:00 AM
Free Speech Shutdown: Conservative UW-Madison Student Reacts to Change.org Petition

By Tyler Brandt - Never before have I seen such a clear example of targeted defamation to advance a political agenda. The baseless claims in combination with hypersensitive rhetoric is a way for the campus left to isolate themselves from any sort of dissenting opinion. They want to have the majority voice on campus and are using any tactic viable to silence conservatives. Read More »

State Rep. Sanfelippo Has a List of Questions About State Transportation Spending

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted December 15, 2016 2:29 PM
State Rep. Sanfelippo Has a List of Questions About State Transportation Spending

By Chris Rochester - A member of the Assembly's transportation committee wants the state Department of Transportation to answer for how it spends money before giving the go-ahead on any increase in revenue for the department. Rep. Joe Sanfelippo expressed his concerns on how the DOT is spending its money in an interview with WISN host Jay Weber Thursday morning. Read More »

Creativity Needed to Pave Way for Transportation Solution

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted December 14, 2016 8:58 AM
Creativity Needed to Pave Way for Transportation Solution

By Chris Rochester - A historically large Republican caucus will vote next year on a transportation package. Let's hope the newly elected Legislature can put aside old arguments and muster the creativity to find the right solution for their constituents, not just the easiest solution. Read More »

Insurance Board to Vote on Self-Insurance Switch

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted December 13, 2016 5:00 AM
Insurance Board to Vote on Self-Insurance Switch

By Chris Rochester - Today, Wisconsin's Group Insurance Board is set to decide on whether to switch the health insurance system for state employees from a network of private insurers to a self-funded model that's used by most large employers. It's a big decision, but making the switch is hardly a perilous journey into unknown waters, as some opponents have claimed. Read More »

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