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Happy Tax Freedom Day Wisconsin

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted April 22, 2014 3:00 AM
Happy Tax Freedom Day Wisconsin

Even with over a billion dollars in tax cuts, the Tax Foundation announced that our state's Tax Freedom Day is today, April 22nd. Wisconsin's Tax Freedom Day is the day when taxpayers in our state have earned enough money to pay their state and federal taxes for the year. It falls two days later than last year. Read More »

Just Hope Obamacare Doesn't Change Your Doctor

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted April 21, 2014 3:00 AM
Just Hope Obamacare Doesn't Change Your Doctor

In the age of Obama, sometimes who you know is more important than who you are. It turns out, that even works for the little guy trying to make heads or tails of Obamacare. Vicky Hekkers was found out that her connections in the health care industry may have been the only reason she was able to keep her doctor. Read More »

From the Beloit Daily News: Do right thing. Hand it over.

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 18, 2014 12:21 PM
From the Beloit Daily News: Do right thing. Hand it over.

Beloit Daily News Editorial Supporting MacIver's Fight For Transparent Government Read More »

Lazy School Choice Attack Blames Parents, Shames Public Schools, Misses the Point

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted April 14, 2014 10:38 AM
Lazy School Choice Attack Blames Parents, Shames Public Schools, Misses the Point

Last Thursday's Isthmus contained a pointed attack on school choice in Wisconsin. It was nothing new, especially in Madison. However, what makes this piece so special is its tremendous reliance on stale arguments that have been rattled off by opponents of school choice for decades. Read More »

Expanded Trade Can Benefit Wisconsin's Economy

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted April 14, 2014 3:00 AM
Expanded Trade Can Benefit Wisconsin's Economy

International trade is critical to our state's economic health. But few Wisconsinites give trade policy a second thought or concern themselves with what politicians could do to expand international trade opportunities. Trade agreements that will significantly increase U.S. exports and grow our economy deserve support. That's why Wisconsin's leaders should work to renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Read More »

The Myth of the Gender Wage Gap

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted April 11, 2014 9:50 AM
The Myth of the Gender Wage Gap

Listening to the Democrats this week, you would think that every workplace is stuck in the 1950s, or at best the Mad Men era. It was "Equal Pay Day" on April 8th, and the liberals have turned back the clock on women's progress. Unfortunately, "Equal Pay Day" is not a day when private sector workers earn as much as their public employee union counterparts. Now that would be a day worth celebrating. It's not even a day to promote the flat federal income tax. Read More »

Mary Burke Supports High-Speed Rail

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 8, 2014 3:31 PM
Mary Burke Supports High-Speed Rail

Mary Burke, presumptive Democrat nominee for Governor, said she would have accepted taxpayer money from the federal government to establish a high-speed rail line in Wisconsin if she had been Governor back in 2010, in response to a question posed by an audience member at a taping of "On the Issues" with Mike Gousha held at Marquette University on March 25th. Read More »

Tonight Show Host Jokes About Obamacare Problems Faced by Wisconsin Family

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted April 3, 2014 10:44 AM
Tonight Show Host Jokes About Obamacare Problems Faced by Wisconsin Family

Jimmy Fallon, host of the Tonight Show on NBC, joked about Obamacare during his monologue Wednesday night and said "if you think it was hard getting into the program, just try getting out." While it is easy to joke about the problems Obamacare has faced, the MacIver Institute highlighted this exact problem in a column published Wednesday morning. Read More »

Wisconsin Jobs Now Lies to Kill Living Wage Bill

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted March 26, 2014 12:57 PM
Wisconsin Jobs Now Lies to Kill Living Wage Bill

During the debate in the state legislature on a bill to limit local "living wage" ordinances, union front organization Wisconsin Jobs Now's Executive Director Jennifer Epps-Addison mischaracterized the intent and effect of the proposed law. The bill would have prevented local "living wage" ordinances from affecting contract work that is funded by state money or federal money passed through the state. Read More »

National Sunshine Week: Open those cookies, and more

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted March 20, 2014 9:30 AM
National Sunshine Week: Open those cookies, and more

To remind lawmakers that open government is the best government, Mark Pitsch and the Society of Professional Journalists passed out Sunshine Week Fortune Cookies this week, including to Sen. Jon Erpenbach. Erpenbach is currently being sued by the MacIver Institute to release identifying information in emails from government employees who seemingly orchestrated a campaign against Act 10. Read More »

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