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Misguided Act 10? Journal Sentinel Should Just "Own It"

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted September 16, 2014 2:00 AM
Misguided Act 10? Journal Sentinel Should Just

MacIver Perspectives by James Wigderson - Reading the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial on the state budget, "If there's a budget mess this time, it belongs to Gov. Scott Walker," one would get the impression the entire state is on the verge of joining Detroit as a fiscal policy disaster area. However, that is far from the truth. Read More »

At $15 an Hour, Robbie the Robot Could Replace Robbie the Fast Food Worker

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted September 10, 2014 3:00 AM
At $15 an Hour, Robbie the Robot Could Replace Robbie the Fast Food Worker

MacIver Perspectives by James Wigderson - At the risk of becoming the MacIver Institute's resident food critic, I have seen the future of frozen yogurt. In the entranceway of Woodman's grocery store in Waukesha, a kiosk robot is serving up the flavored icy treat complete with toppings. Read More »

Ryan Offers Alternatives to Move America Forward in His New Book

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted September 8, 2014 10:08 AM
Ryan Offers Alternatives to Move America Forward in His New Book

MacIver Perspectives by James Wigderson - In his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea, Paul Ryan willingly tackles the tough issues confronting the United States, and in the process even lectures his own party's conservative base on the need to think tactically to achieve strategic objectives. Read More »

Boycott of Local Business by Union Member Backfires

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted August 26, 2014 2:00 AM
Boycott of Local Business by Union Member Backfires

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - I'll grant that the pizza at Maria's Pizzaria is good and relatively inexpensive. But it was not the large rectangular pizzas with the thin crust and lots of toppings that was attracting new business. Although you could not tell it Tuesday night, Maria's Pizzaria is the target of a boycott. Read More »

To Stop Income Drain, Wisconsin Must Continue Reforming and Reducing Taxes According to New Report

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted August 18, 2014 12:00 PM
To Stop Income Drain, Wisconsin Must Continue Reforming and Reducing Taxes According to New Report

MacIver Perspectives by Brett Healy - Wisconsin is headed in the right direction, but there is still a lot of work to do because too many of our fellow Wisconsinites are leaving the state for better tax climates and taking their money with them. On average, Wisconsin loses $136 million a year in adjusted gross income (AGI) from residents moving to other states. Read More »

Four Years Later - Another Liberal Group Whining about (Not-So) High-Speed Rail?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted August 18, 2014 3:00 AM
Four Years Later - Another Liberal Group Whining about (Not-So) High-Speed Rail?

MacIver Perspectives by James Wigderson - Drivers along I-94 near Oconomowoc may have noticed a new billboard attempting to distract them. The Environmental Law and Policy Center, based in Chicago, is trying to revive the debate over so-called high speed rail. Read More »

Poor Policies in Milwaukee Leading to Multiple Tom Barrett Challengers?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted August 13, 2014 3:00 AM
Poor Policies in Milwaukee Leading to Multiple Tom Barrett Challengers?

MacIver Perspectives by James Wigderson - Alderman Bob Donovan declared his candidacy well in advance of the 2016 mayoral election but there's a strong possibility he will not be Barrett's only challenger. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is also considering a run while Alderman Joe Davis has created an exploratory committee. As these things go, more candidates may jump in if they think Barrett is vulnerable. Read More »

Gwen Moore Distorts Facts in Attack on Scott Walker's Policies

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted July 28, 2014 3:00 AM
Gwen Moore Distorts Facts in Attack on Scott Walker's Policies

MI Perspective by James Wigderson - Milwaukee area Congressman Gwen Moore was on UpFront with Mike Gousha recently to talk about the Democratic primary election challenge from former State Senator Gary George. Instead of focusing on her campaign, Moore instead attacked Scott Walker's policies. Read More »

Rep. Dale Kooyenga on Tax Reform: More Work To Be Done

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted July 23, 2014 3:00 AM
Rep. Dale Kooyenga on Tax Reform: More Work To Be Done

Last year many Wisconsin residents celebrated Wisconsin's first measurable tax cuts in nearly a decade. In addition to cutting taxes, progress was made in simplifying the tax code as evidenced by the elimination of 17 tax credits, downsizing from five to four tax brackets and eliminating Wisconsin's depreciation schedules in favor of adopting federal standards. In just over two years, Wisconsin went from billions in the red, to cutting both income and property taxes. Read More »

November Medicaid Referendum About Increasing Democrat Turnout, Not Policy

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 14, 2014 8:34 AM
November Medicaid Referendum About Increasing Democrat Turnout, Not Policy

Is the effort to put a Medicaid expansion referendum question on the ballot in counties around the state about policy or politics? MacIver columnist James Wigderson weighs in on the controversy. Read More »

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