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Wisconsin Tax Freedom Day Falls on April 25th

Comments | Posted in News | By Matt Crumb | Posted April 24, 2015 8:07 AM
Wisconsin Tax Freedom Day Falls on April 25th

MacIver News Service - On April 25th, Wisconsinites will have worked enough days to pay off the taxman. That's according to the Tax Foundation's Tax Freedom Day initiative, which finds out how long the average citizen in each state must work to pay off all local, state and federal tax liability. Read More »

Mayor Tom Barrett Needs to End His Trolley Folly Lawsuit

Comments | Posted in Featured | By Nick Novak | Posted April 23, 2015 9:45 AM
Mayor Tom Barrett Needs to End His Trolley Folly Lawsuit

PRESS RELEASE - As construction on the Milwaukee streetcar is set to start soon, Brett Healy released the following statement calling on Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to drop his lawsuit against the PSC. Read More »

Social Enterprises: A Solution to Employing the Hard-to-Employ?

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 22, 2015 5:14 PM
Social Enterprises: A Solution to Employing the Hard-to-Employ?

MacIver News Service - Social enterprises might be one part of the answer to combating poverty in the United States, according to a new study by the New Jersey-based Mathematica Policy Research. Read More »

MacIver Joins 50 Other Organizations Urging Congress to Let Export-Import Bank Expire

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 22, 2015 10:15 AM
MacIver Joins 50 Other Organizations Urging Congress to Let Export-Import Bank Expire

The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy joined more than 50 other organizations in urging Congress to let the Export-Import Bank expire, arguing that it interferes with the free market and jeopardizes billions of dollars of taxpayer funds. Read More »

Senate Approves New Reporting Requirements for UW Schools

Comments | Posted in News | By MacIverNews | Posted April 21, 2015 5:46 PM
Senate Approves New Reporting Requirements for UW Schools

MacIver News Service - The University of Wisconsin System will soon have to report to the legislature where their students, who require remedial education, went to high school. Read More »

Nass Fires Back at Blank Over Cuts at UW-Madison

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 17, 2015 3:45 PM
Nass Fires Back at Blank Over Cuts at UW-Madison

On Friday, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank released an updated statement on the university's plan for anticipated state budget cuts. But the announcement lacked specific details according to one critic. Read More »

The Latest From Remy on Tax Day: Best Song Ever (Tax Day Edition)

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 16, 2015 5:09 PM
The Latest From Remy on Tax Day: Best Song Ever (Tax Day Edition)

From Reason - Remy from Reason has yet another video out ripping on how our government functions. This time he takes a satirical (and of course musical) look at the IRS and the overly complicated tax code. Read More »

MacIver's Nick Novak on CBS58 Discussing Job Losses Under $15 Minimum Wage

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 16, 2015 4:38 PM
MacIver's Nick Novak on CBS58 Discussing Job Losses Under $15 Minimum Wage

CBS58 spoke with Nick Novak, MacIver Institute Director of Communications, on Wednesday about protests in Wisconsin calling for a $15 an hour minimum wage. Novak explained such a wage would eliminate 91,000 jobs in Wisconsin. Read More »

Gov. Budget to Continue 42 Capital Projects Plus Other Renovations With No New Borrowing

Comments | Posted in News | By Matt Crumb | Posted April 15, 2015 8:07 AM
Gov. Budget to Continue 42 Capital Projects Plus Other Renovations With No New Borrowing

MacIver News Service - A Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) analysis of the State Building Commission's (SBC) 2015-17 recommendations for capital projects shows that 42 non-transportation projects will continue to be built in the new biennium using existing bonding authority under Gov. Walker's budget proposal. Read More »

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Highlights Abuse of IRIS Program

Comments | Posted in News | By Matt Crumb | Posted April 15, 2015 7:48 AM
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Highlights Abuse of IRIS Program

MacIver Budget Blog - A number of legislators showed up to the Wisconsin Conservative Action Conference to talk about their budget priorities and voice a few of their concerns. With a friendly crowd at hand, Republican leaders revealed their true feelings on hot button issues such as UW funding and the growth of Medicaid. Read More »

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