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A Day at Fighting Bob: The Progressives' Nirvana

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 21, 2016 3:19 PM
A Day at Fighting Bob: The Progressives' Nirvana

Here in the People's Republic of Madison, the end of summer means something in particular for many inhabitants: Fighting Bob Fest, or as we like to call it, the Progressives' Nirvana. Every year, the Progressive magazine and the Cap Times unite to put on a day of appreciation for all things solar, socialist, and slightly insane. Read More »

UPDATED: Under DOT Budget Request, Local Governments Receive Dramatic Increase in Transportation Aid

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 14, 2016 4:52 PM
UPDATED: Under DOT Budget Request, Local Governments Receive Dramatic Increase in Transportation Aid

MacIver News Service - Local governments will receive a dramatic increase in state transportation aid in the coming budget, according to the Department of Transportation's (DOT) 2017-19 budget request. Funding for local governments is expected to be higher than 2011 levels while certain projects in southeast Wisconsin will be delayed. After a long summer of speculation on the issue, there will be no gas tax or registration fee increase. Read More »

Obama and the True Measure of Progressivism

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 12, 2016 5:34 AM
Obama and the True Measure of Progressivism

Speaker Paul Ryan on President Obama's true legacy... Read More »

What Did Dane County Employees Learn at the Implicit Bias Conference?

Comments | Posted in mi investigations | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 8, 2016 5:00 AM
What Did Dane County Employees Learn at the Implicit Bias Conference?

A MacIver Investigation - As the MacIver Institute recently reported, Dane County sent 200 of its judiciary and law enforcement employees to a day-long "implicit bias" conference in April to address racial bias in the criminal justice system. In this report, we look at what staff in attendance learned and what they thought about it. Read More »

Walker Proposes Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday for Next Budget

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 7, 2016 1:14 PM
Walker Proposes Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday for Next Budget

MacIver News Service - Governor Walker proposed lifting the state's 5 percent sales tax on certain back-to-school items as part of his 2017-2019 budget during a press conference in Green Bay on Wednesday morning. Read More »

As Wisconsin Children Return To School, MacIver Examines The State of Education In Wisconsin

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 7, 2016 5:00 AM
As Wisconsin Children Return To School, MacIver Examines The State of Education In Wisconsin

By MacIver Institute Research Associate Ola Lisowski - Sharpen your pencils, kids. Parents and taxpayers, too. With Labor Day weekend just behind us and schools back in session, summer vacation is over. Read More »

UPDATED: Walker's Welfare Reforms Lead To Higher Wages and More Hours Worked

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 31, 2016 11:04 AM
UPDATED: Walker's Welfare Reforms Lead To Higher Wages and More Hours Worked

MacIver News Service - Fifteen months after Gov. Scott Walker implemented new work and training requirements for the FoodShare program, wages and hours worked have both increased for participants in the FoodShare Employment Training (FSET) program. More than 14,410 people have found jobs since April 2015, according to new data from Wisconsin's Department of Health Services. Read More »

Walker Unveils $4.5 Million Economic, Workforce Development Plan for Milwaukee

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 26, 2016 1:35 PM
Walker Unveils $4.5 Million Economic, Workforce Development Plan for Milwaukee

MacIver News Service - Gov. Scott Walker joined Milwaukee leaders on Friday in rolling out a comprehensive new strategy for improving some of the city's most economically depressed areas and helping job seekers find employment. Read More »

Dane County Spends $50,000 To Send Courthouse Staff To "Implicit Bias" Training

Comments | Posted in mi investigations | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 25, 2016 5:01 AM
Dane County Spends $50,000 To Send Courthouse Staff To

A MacIver Investigation - Dane County spent an estimated $50,000 in April to send 200 employees of its judiciary and law enforcement communities to a day-long "implicit bias" conference intended to address racial bias in the criminal justice system. Read More »

A Deeper Look into Wisconsin's ACT Scores

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 25, 2016 5:00 AM
A Deeper Look into Wisconsin's ACT Scores

MacIver News Service - Wisconsin's graduating class of 2016 scored an average of 20.5 out of 36 on the ACT exam - a 1.7 point drop from the class of 2015 and slightly below the national average score of 20.8. Of the 18 states that test all public school graduates, Wisconsin's students ranked fourth, and third best in the midwest. Read More »

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