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No Surprise: Higher Back-To-School Prices Thanks To Wisconsin's Minimum Markup Law

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 22, 2016 5:00 AM
No Surprise: Higher Back-To-School Prices Thanks To Wisconsin's Minimum Markup Law

Back-to-school shopping in Wisconsin is once again more expensive than in neighboring states thanks to the state's minimum markup law that outlaws sale prices that are too low. Read More »

Are Wisconsin's Schools Now Being Graded on a Curve?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 6, 2016 5:00 AM
Are Wisconsin's Schools Now Being Graded on a Curve?

By James Wigderson - Starting this fall the state's report cards for schools will not only show how many students reach the designated reading and math levels, but also the progress students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds make in reaching those goals. Read More »

Higher Medicaid Expansion Costs Reveal Another Obamacare Design Flaw

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 5, 2016 9:27 AM
Higher Medicaid Expansion Costs Reveal Another Obamacare Design Flaw

By Veronique de Rugy, Ph.D. - Remember when the Obama administration promised that the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid would be awesome? As it turns out, it's been a parade of bad decisions, flawed calculations, and taxpayer waste. Read More »

RPS Goals Admirable But Expensive for Wisconsin

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 4, 2016 10:17 AM
RPS Goals Admirable But Expensive for Wisconsin

By University of Wyoming professor Dr. Timothy Considine and MacIver Institute President Brett Healy - In the Badger State, government mandates require that 10 percent of electricity must come from wind, solar, and other forms of renewable energy by 2016. A worthy goal to be sure. But there's a catch. Read More »

A Conservative Take on State Transportation: A Rebuttal

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 29, 2016 11:41 AM
A Conservative Take on State Transportation: A Rebuttal

Editor's Note: Last week, MacIver posted a column from conservative blogger Owen Robinson (www.bootsandsabers.com) with his thoughts on the need to raise the gas tax or car registration fee in Wisconsin. Our friend George Mitchell asked if he could... Read More »

Where is the Urgency in Fixing Milwaukee's Failing Schools?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 28, 2016 3:45 PM
Where is the Urgency in Fixing Milwaukee's Failing Schools?

By MacIver Institute President Brett Healy - In the wake of Demond Means' resignation as head of the OSPP, the MPS board will hold a retreat to "discuss issues related to governance practices and policies of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors." We wonder if they'll discuss the tough questions about how to reform the district's failing schools. Read More »

New Hospital Out-of-Pocket Policies Reveal How Obamacare Pinches the Poor

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 28, 2016 5:00 AM
New Hospital Out-of-Pocket Policies Reveal How Obamacare Pinches the Poor

By MacIver Communications Director Chris Rochester - It's time for President Obama and the Washington bureaucrats to stop tinkering around the edges, acknowledge that Obamacare has failed to provide access to affordable healthcare, and scrap the law in favor of free-market, patient-centered reform. Read More »

Appleton's Attempt to Take Private Property Shows Us the Real Tom Nelson

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 27, 2016 7:56 AM
Appleton's Attempt to Take Private Property Shows Us the Real Tom Nelson

By Kevin Binversie - "The Appleton Post-Crescent on Monday reported members of the county board continue to say the eminent domain resolution was in fact Nelson's idea. If that is indeed the case, he better hope no one hung onto their emails." Read More »

John Torinus: There's Hope for Value Healthcare

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 20, 2016 9:01 AM
John Torinus: There's Hope for Value Healthcare

By John Torinus - In the era of Obamacare, the move by employers to self-insure the healthcare they offer employees is accelerating. This trend is creating tremendous opportunities for innovation in healthcare. Read More »

Should the Federal Government Pick a Health Plan Automatically for You?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 11, 2016 11:05 AM
Should the Federal Government Pick a Health Plan Automatically for You?

By Ted Nickel, Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance - Wisconsin is one of the few states without a highly concentrated health insurance market. As a state, we have worked hard to preserve our competitive environment despite all the interference with our market by Obamacare. Now, through a process known as "auto-enrollment," the federal government is determined to take those choices away from many consumers. Read More »

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