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BLOG: State Revenue Collections Up 4.3 Percent Over Previous Fiscal Year

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted August 26, 2015 3:00 PM
BLOG: State Revenue Collections Up 4.3 Percent Over Previous Fiscal Year

MacIver Minute Blog - The latest numbers from the Department of Revenue (DOR) were released on Wednesday and it is good news for the Wisconsin economy. Even as taxes continue to go down in the state, revenues are actually up. Read More »

MATC Econ Professor: Economic Growth Not Needed

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted August 21, 2015 3:30 AM
MATC Econ Professor: Economic Growth Not Needed

While the City of Milwaukee might look to its technical college to help fuel its economic growth, at least one economics instructor at the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) is advocating for a stagnant economy. Read More »

MacIver's Nick Novak Discusses State's Unfair Minimum Markup Law with CBS58

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted August 20, 2015 9:15 AM
MacIver's Nick Novak Discusses State's Unfair Minimum Markup Law with CBS58

Nick Novak, Director of Communications for The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, talked with CBS58's David Ade on Wednesday about Wisconsin's decades old Unfair Sales Act, better known as the minimum markup law. Read More »

Wisconsin Retirement System Fully Funded, But Audit Finds Some Errors

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted August 20, 2015 3:00 AM
Wisconsin Retirement System Fully Funded, But Audit Finds Some Errors

MacIver News Service - The Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) is in good condition according to a report released by the Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) this week. However, LAB detected some errors after the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) was required to follow new accounting standards. Read More »

Assembly Committee On Public Benefit Reform Clashes Over Need To Stop Fraud

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted August 19, 2015 3:02 PM
Assembly Committee On Public Benefit Reform Clashes Over Need To Stop Fraud

MacIver News Service - Reducing government fraud and abuse was the theme of the day in one Capitol Building hearing room on Tuesday, as the Assembly Committee on Public Benefit Reform met to discuss a pair of bills that seek to reduce the amount of taxpayer money defrauded from the Unemployment Insurance and FoodShare programs. Read More »

Furchtgott-Roth: How to Keep the EPA Honest

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted August 19, 2015 12:43 PM
Furchtgott-Roth: How to Keep the EPA Honest

While the MacIver Institute has detailed numerous times the detrimental impact President Obama's new Clean Power Plan rule will have on the Wisconsin economy and taxpayer, Diana Furchtgott-Roth of e21 has an idea on how the American public can keep the EPA in check. Read More »

Attorney: Will My Client be Economically Punished for Following State Law?

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted August 19, 2015 3:00 AM
Attorney: Will My Client be Economically Punished for Following State Law?

MacIver News Service - A fifth complaint has been filed against a new retailer in Wisconsin because it allegedly violated the state's Unfair Sales Act, better known as the minimum markup law. Read More »

Employee Freedom Week Celebrates a Worker's Right to Leave Their Union

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted August 18, 2015 3:00 AM
Employee Freedom Week Celebrates a Worker's Right to Leave Their Union

MacIver News Service - The third annual National Employee Freedom Week kicked off Sunday, once again highlighting a worker's right to leave their union without the fear of losing their job or any other penalty. Read More »

Gov. Scott Walker Signs Bucks Arena Bill Authorizing Taxpayer Funding

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted August 12, 2015 11:53 AM
Gov. Scott Walker Signs Bucks Arena Bill Authorizing Taxpayer Funding

MacIver News Service - Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill on Wednesday committing millions of dollars in taxpayer funding to build a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. Surrounded by state legislators from both sides of the aisle, team officials and others, the governor briefly spoke to media about the deal, calling it a "dynamic attraction for the entire state of Wisconsin." Read More »

Wisconsin's Government Sponsored Health Care CO-OP In Financial Trouble

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted August 6, 2015 3:00 AM
Wisconsin's Government Sponsored Health Care CO-OP In Financial Trouble

A Wisconsin non-profit health insurer set up by the Affordable Care Act that received $108 million in loans from the federal government finished 2014 with a $36.5 million deficit, according to a report from the Inspector General's office of the Department of Health and Human Services. Read More »

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