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Transportation Funding in the Hot Seat in Daylong Assembly Hearing

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted December 7, 2016 11:00 AM
Transportation Funding in the Hot Seat in Daylong Assembly Hearing

The contentious question of funding Wisconsin's transportation system took center stage in a lengthy hearing on Monday by the Assembly Committee on Transportation. The MacIver Institute followed the testimony, questions, and answers throughout the day. Read More »

**UPDATED** Senators: Gas Tax Would Nearly Double to 59 Cents Per Gallon if Transportation Projects All Move Forward

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted December 5, 2016 12:16 PM
**UPDATED** Senators: Gas Tax Would Nearly Double to 59 Cents Per Gallon if Transportation Projects All Move Forward

MacIver News Service - Wisconsin's gas tax would need to almost double to fully fund the state's backlog of transportation projects and eliminate borrowing to pay for the projects, according to a new memo highlighted by Senators Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) and Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville). Read More »

Wisconsin Begins Presidential Recount

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted December 2, 2016 5:00 AM
Wisconsin Begins Presidential Recount

MacIver News Service - The Wisconsin presidential recount began Thursday as county staff hunkered down and began the long process of sorting through millions of ballots. The recount was requested and paid for by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who got just one percent of the vote. Read More »

Grave Digging in Iceland, Tofu in Convenience Stores: Your Tax Dollars at Work

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted December 2, 2016 4:59 AM
Grave Digging in Iceland, Tofu in Convenience Stores: Your Tax Dollars at Work

For the second year in a row, Oklahoma Senator James Lankford has released an extensive list of wasteful government spending amounting to $250 billion. Read More »

Green Party Candidate Jill Stein to Sue Wisconsin for Time-Consuming Manual Recount

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 28, 2016 7:11 PM
Green Party Candidate Jill Stein to Sue Wisconsin for Time-Consuming Manual Recount

MacIver News Service - Third-party candidate for president Jill Stein of the Green Party - who garnered just 31,000 votes - is demanding Wisconsin hand-count a re-do of its election results at a cost of $3.5 million. Read More »

Inside the Black Friday Crime Wave: Wisconsin Shoppers Tell All

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 25, 2016 5:00 AM
Inside the Black Friday Crime Wave: Wisconsin Shoppers Tell All

Wisconsin shoppers were horrified to find out that they were accessories to the widespread crime spree on Black Friday thanks to the state's Great Depression-era Unfair Sales Act. We interviewed three shoppers, who each told us the story of their foray into crime. Read More »

Black Friday Crime Spree Alert - Wisconsin Shoppers Need To Remember That Low Prices Are Illegal Here

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 22, 2016 5:00 AM
Black Friday Crime Spree Alert - Wisconsin Shoppers Need To Remember That Low Prices Are Illegal Here

Wisconsinites need to be vigilant as they shop to avoid illegally low prices on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and, well, just about any other day of the year here in the Badger State. Read More »

New Report Card Standards Allow MPS to Escape "Failing" List, Racine Unified Added

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 21, 2016 5:01 AM
New Report Card Standards Allow MPS to Escape

By Ola Lisowski - Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction released new report cards for the state's public schools, and some of the results have the public puzzled. The big news of the release was, as most expected, that Milwaukee Public Schools fell off the list of failing school districts while five others took its place. Read More »

Anti-Speech Activists Try, Fail to Shut Down Ben Shapiro's UW-Madison Speech

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 17, 2016 1:19 PM
Anti-Speech Activists Try, Fail to Shut Down Ben Shapiro's UW-Madison Speech

Protesters at UW-Madison chanted and tried to block the stage at a speech by conservative Ben Shapiro on Wednesday on the UW-Madison campus, but ultimately Shapiro was able to deliver his remarks to a crowd of about 500 attendees. Read More »

2016 Public School Report Cards: 5 Failing Districts, 99 Failing Schools

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 17, 2016 12:08 PM
2016 Public School Report Cards: 5 Failing Districts, 99 Failing Schools

MacIver News Service - The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released report cards today, showing that five public school districts and 99 schools are failing to meet expectations. The report cards, based on the 2015-16 school year, are the first statewide accountability ratings since 2014. Read More »

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