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An ID is Needed in Nearly Every Aspect of Society, Now It's Needed to Vote

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted March 24, 2015 3:00 AM
An ID is Needed in Nearly Every Aspect of Society, Now It's Needed to Vote

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - Hey, look, a popular law passed by the legislature is actually being allowed by the Supreme Court. If you had over three years on the over-under wager for the implementation of the voter identification law, you cleaned up Monday morning. Read More »

Obamacare Turns Five - What Have We Learned?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted March 23, 2015 12:00 PM
Obamacare Turns Five - What Have We Learned?

MacIver Perspective by Bill Jaeck - This week marks the fifth year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The reactions of American citizens have varied greatly and some have not even noticed any change in their lives as over 30 million remain uninsured. Read More »

Should Wisconsin Act if King v. Burwell Ends Federal Obamacare Subsidies?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted March 18, 2015 10:03 AM
Should Wisconsin Act if King v. Burwell Ends Federal Obamacare Subsidies?

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - A case before the United States Supreme Court, King v. Burwell, could end the subsidies to those receiving insurance through the federal exchanges. The law, as written, only provides for federal subsidies to flow through the state exchanges. Does Wisconsin need to Act, or is it up to Congress and President Obama? Read More »

NFL Players Association Offers Weak Argument Against Right-to-Work

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted March 5, 2015 2:00 AM
NFL Players Association Offers Weak Argument Against Right-to-Work

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - It's almost touching to see professional athletes, or at least their unions, attempt to feel for the common man that spends entire paychecks to take their families to a ballgame to watch the athletes play. Read More »

Do Taxpayers Benefit from Government Investing in Sports Arenas?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 4, 2015 4:00 AM
Do Taxpayers Benefit from Government Investing in Sports Arenas?

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - In 2012, the city of Phoenix put up $1.5 million for repairs to Maryvale, of which $1 million will be reimbursed by the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority in 2021. The city estimated the team brings $3 million annually in economic activity, according to the Arizona Republic. The Brewers lease requires the team to give a year's notice before moving. Read More »

Rep. Joel Kleefisch Shares his Thoughts on Right-to-Work

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 4, 2015 2:00 AM
Rep. Joel Kleefisch Shares his Thoughts on Right-to-Work

MacIver Perspective by Rep. Joel Kleefisch - This week, Wisconsin will become the 25th state in the nation to recognize the importance of worker freedom by sending "Right to Work" legislation to the Governor's desk. Read More »

As Responsibilities Dwindle, Does Wisconsin Need a Secretary of State?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted February 27, 2015 3:00 AM
As Responsibilities Dwindle, Does Wisconsin Need a Secretary of State?

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - Secretary of State Doug La Follette, the Milton Waddams of state government, is not happy with his new office assignment. Included in Governor Scott Walker's budget proposal is a plan to move La Follette into the Capitol basement to share office space with State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk. It may be the oddest pairing not on stage in a Neil Simon play. Read More »

Raising the Gas Tax is a Nonstarter in the State Senate

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted February 17, 2015 5:29 PM
Raising the Gas Tax is a Nonstarter in the State Senate

Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Vandenbroek) said in a recent editorial that lawmakers could consider a small gas tax increase. But, seemingly in response, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) said any gas tax increase would be a nonstarter in the Senate. Read More »

States Find Out Why Medicaid Expansion is a Bad Idea

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted February 16, 2015 2:00 AM
States Find Out Why Medicaid Expansion is a Bad Idea

MacIver Perspective by Nick Novak - Back in August, I wrote a column for The Washington Times calling on governors to say no to the massive boondoggle that is Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid. Read More »

PBS Stands for Public Broadcasting Subsidy

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted February 11, 2015 3:00 AM
PBS Stands for Public Broadcasting Subsidy

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - Watch out. If Governor Scott Walker has his way, Big Bird will be an unlucky prop at a Sarah Palin photo shoot. Christmas will be canceled at Downton Abbey. Players of the Antiques Roadshow Drinking Game will be victims of the new Prohibition. Read More »

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