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MacIver Marketplace, April 22th, 2016

Comments | Posted in News | By The MacIver Institute | Posted April 22, 2016 5:00 AM
MacIver Marketplace, April 22th, 2016

This week's Marketplace has articles discussing the important lessons of rent control, teacher compensation, and the claim that red states attack local control. Read More »

Walker: New Job Search and Training Requirements for FoodShare Program a Success

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 20, 2016 1:02 PM
Walker: New Job Search and Training Requirements for FoodShare Program a Success

Are new work search and job training requirements for the FoodShare program working to help Wisconsinites find a job or is it too much to expect participants to train and seek a job? Read More »

Chart of the Day: $4.7 Billion Dollars of Tax Relief Since 2011

Comments | Posted in Charts | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 18, 2016 12:51 PM
Chart of the Day: $4.7 Billion Dollars of Tax Relief Since 2011

Today's chart of the day shows the various ways Wisconsin has reduced the tax burden over the past five years. Read More »

Chart Of The Day - Tax Day 2016

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 15, 2016 7:58 AM
Chart Of The Day - Tax Day 2016

Ever wonder about where all those tax dollars you pay to the state government go and how they're spent? As we approach tax day (April 18 this year thanks to a holiday observed by federal employees, including the IRS), we bring you some facts about how Wisconsin collects and spends your tax dollars. Read More »

Another Monumental Session for Gov. Walker and the Legislature

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 15, 2016 12:07 AM
Another Monumental Session for Gov. Walker and the Legislature

While so much hard work remains on the table, the legislature is to be commended for another productive period that kept Wisconsin taxpayers in the driver's seat for a third consecutive legislative session. Read More »

ANALYSIS: Wisconsin's Obamacare CO-OP Likely to Fail by End of 2016

Comments | Posted in News | By The MacIver Institute | Posted April 11, 2016 10:42 AM
ANALYSIS: Wisconsin's Obamacare CO-OP Likely to Fail by End of 2016

[Madison, Wis...] Wisconsin's Obamacare CO-OP, Common Ground, is one of eight health insurance CO-OPs in the nation that will likely fail in 2016 because of its dire financial situation, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis... Read More »

Voters Approve $630 Million in New Spending Statewide

Comments | Posted in News | By The MacIver Institute | Posted April 6, 2016 12:48 PM
Voters Approve $630 Million in New Spending Statewide

MacIver News Service - Of the 71 referendums on the ballot Tuesday, voters approved 55 of them, giving school districts $630.6 million in new spending. That's the vast majority of the $853 million in total that voters were asked for in new taxes. Most notably, voters in two northern Wisconsin districts gave their stamp of approval to a pair of $90 million-plus spending requests. Read More »

Submit Your End of Session Awards Nominations Now

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 22, 2016 1:08 PM
Submit Your End of Session Awards Nominations Now

Later this month, we will announce our 2016 End of Session MacIver Awards, which recognize both laudable and lamentable accomplishments in Wisconsin state government. We're seeking your input! Read More »

Chart of the Day: Beer Taxes

Comments | Posted in News | By The MacIver Institute | Posted March 17, 2016 3:49 PM
Chart of the Day: Beer Taxes

Today's Chart of the Day highlights a reason to celebrate this St. Patrick's Day. Compared to the other states, Wisconsin has the 3rd lowest excise tax per gallon of beer. Read More »

New Test Results: School Choice Students Outperform Public School Peers

Comments | Posted in News | By The MacIver Institute | Posted March 16, 2016 3:52 PM
New Test Results: School Choice Students Outperform Public School Peers

MacIver News Service - New test results from the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) show that students in school choice programs outperformed their peers in public schools in almost every category. When comparing students in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, Racine Parental Choice Program, and Wisconsin Parental Choice Program to their public school counterparts, choice participants outperformed economically disadvantaged public school students in every category. Read More »

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