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He Who Must Not Be Named: Voldemort? No, it's Scott Walker

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted August 27, 2015 3:00 AM
He Who Must Not Be Named: Voldemort? No, it's Scott Walker

MacIver Perspective by Ola Lisowski - In the few years since Gov. Scott Walker was first elected Governor, progressives in Wisconsin have had a tough run. In a J.K. Rowling-inspired move, some of them have begun to avoid his name all together. Read More »

TIF Districts Must Benefit All Taxpayers, Not Just Special Interests

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted August 24, 2015 3:00 AM
TIF Districts Must Benefit All Taxpayers, Not Just Special Interests

Guest Perspective by Sen. Duey Stroebel - Defenders of taxpayers must curtail unnecessary TIF districts, enhance the viability of appropriate TIF districts and ensure TIF districts benefit all taxpayers, not just special interests. Read More »

EPA Making Annoying and Costly Ozone Regulations Even Worse

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted August 18, 2015 2:00 AM
EPA Making Annoying and Costly Ozone Regulations Even Worse

Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - The notice from the Department of Transportation (DOT), Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), had all of the subtlety of a ransom note. Bold fonts of varying sizes exclaimed, "Vehicle Emission Notice" and "Pass Emission Test Before September 13, 2015." Read More »

Wisconsinites Have the Right-to-Work & the Right to Leave Their Union

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted August 17, 2015 3:00 AM
Wisconsinites Have the Right-to-Work & the Right to Leave Their Union

MacIver Perspective by Brett Healy and Nick Novak - Power was taken away from Big Labor special interests in March and handed back to the dedicated workers of Wisconsin. When Gov. Scott Walker signed right-to-work legislation, it gave back workers their own voice -- and more freedom. Read More »

Final Clean Power Plan Whacks Wisconsin

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted August 10, 2015 10:00 AM
Final Clean Power Plan Whacks Wisconsin

MacIver Perspective by Matt Crumb - President Obama announced the final Clean Power Plan format this week that takes aim at coal-fired power plants in an effort to drop carbon emissions levels 32 percent by 2030, based on their 2005 levels. Each state will have to submit a plan tailored specifically to their emissions levels no later than 2018 and start full compliance no later than 2022. Read More »

Medicare, Medicaid in Need of Major Reforms After 50 Years

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted July 31, 2015 3:00 AM
Medicare, Medicaid in Need of Major Reforms After 50 Years

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill into law that created the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs. While both started with good intent, the past 50 years have left the American public with two massive entitlements that are in dire need of reform. Read More »

Insulated GAB Chair Shows No Respect for the First Amendment

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted July 30, 2015 3:00 AM
Insulated GAB Chair Shows No Respect for the First Amendment

Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - Retired Judge Gerald Nichol, the chairman of the Government Accountability Board, has an interesting definition of accountability. On UpFront with Mike Gousha, the first question to Nichol was about the board's unaccountable structure. He disagreed by pointing out that the board is made up of appointed, retired judges. Read More »

Seriously, The Private Sector is Cheaper and More Efficient than Government

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted July 27, 2015 3:00 AM
Seriously, The Private Sector is Cheaper and More Efficient than Government

MacIver Perspective by Matt Crumb - There have been two great examples in recent months of how local units of government can utilize the private sector to bring about real savings for their taxpayers. Imagine that, the private sector can do something better and cheaper than government. Read More »

Major Changes Needed After Supreme Court Strikes Down John Doe Abuse

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted July 22, 2015 3:00 AM
Major Changes Needed After Supreme Court Strikes Down John Doe Abuse

Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - The state Supreme Court announced Thursday a four to two decision to end the "second John Doe," the coordinated secret investigation, political in nature, into the issue-advocacy activities of Wisconsin conservatives. July 16, 2015, should be commemorated in Wisconsin as holiday celebrating the return of the First Amendment. Read More »

Wisconsin's Economic Future Much Brighter than Minnesota

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted July 17, 2015 3:00 AM
Wisconsin's Economic Future Much Brighter than Minnesota

Guest Perspective by Kurt Bauer - Walker's Wisconsin and Dayton's Minnesota are a case study of economic contrast. Minnesota has a head start, but a better Wisconsin business climate will lead to a better Wisconsin economy. The opposite is true for Minnesota. Read More »

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