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Liberal Advocacy Group WI Jobs Now Given Free Rein At Milwaukee Polling Place

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted October 21, 2014 2:25 PM
Liberal Advocacy Group WI Jobs Now Given Free Rein At Milwaukee Polling Place

Early in-person absentee voting started on Monday and there was a lot of activity around Milwaukee City Hall and the Zeidler Municipal Building as Wisconsin Jobs Now began its grassroots voting effort for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. Read More »

FOX News Highlights MacIver Institute Video about Liberal Green Energy Protesters

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted October 16, 2014 6:22 PM
FOX News Highlights MacIver Institute Video about Liberal Green Energy Protesters

The MacIver Institute's video "Renewable Energy Fails Protesters Calling for More Renewable Energy" was recently highlighted by Greg Gutfeld on FOX News' afternoon show, The Five. Gutfeld provided some great commentary about the protesters during the five-minute segment, which can be seen below. Read More »

Green Bay Public Schools Earn a Low "C-" on Wisconsin School Report Cards for 2014

Comments | Posted in News | By Policy Staff | Posted October 16, 2014 10:45 AM
Green Bay Public Schools Earn a Low

Green Bay Public Schools were less than a point away from earning a "D" grade in 2013-14. The district's K-12 institutions earned an average School Report Card score of 63.85 out of 100 on the statewide metric. Read More »

UW Slush Fund Controversy: "We Can Account For Every Dollar" Says Ray Cross

Comments | Posted in News | By Matt Crumb | Posted October 16, 2014 9:47 AM
UW Slush Fund Controversy:

MacIver News Service - It took 105 days, 50 teleconferences, a team of UW administrators and one consultant to complete a fiscal year 2014 (FY14) financial report for the UW System, approved last week by the UW Board of Regents. 
The exhaustive financial report comes over a year after state legislators discovered a hidden $648 million program revenue surplus at the University System. Read More »

Wisconsin Finished Fiscal Year 2014 With $517 Million Surplus

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted October 15, 2014 4:19 PM
Wisconsin Finished Fiscal Year 2014 With $517 Million Surplus

MacIver News Service - Wisconsin finished fiscal year 2014 (FY14) with a $516.9 million surplus, according to the state's 2014 Annual Fiscal Report. That total is $73.9 million greater than the Legislative Fiscal Bureau's estimated surplus of $443 million. Read More »

State Certifies '14-'15 School Aid Up 2.1% Compared to Last Year

Comments | Posted in News | By Policy Staff | Posted October 15, 2014 9:36 AM
State Certifies '14-'15 School Aid Up 2.1% Compared to Last Year

Wisconsin school districts will receive $85.5 million in new educational funding this fall. Those increases will be delivered to 220 of the state's 424 districts that saw their student populations either increase or stay roughly the same in the past year. Read More »

Moving Beyond the ACA: Healthcare Solutions Week Calls for a New Way Forward

Comments | Posted in Featured | By Nick Novak | Posted October 14, 2014 10:46 AM
Moving Beyond the ACA: Healthcare Solutions Week Calls for a New Way Forward

Press Release - Brett Healy, President of the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, released the following column to highlight Healthcare Solutions Week from October 13-17, a week dedicated to having a much-needed, non-political discussion about new solutions to our nation's persistent problems in health care policy. Read More »

Racine, Kenosha Schools Earn a "C-" on State Report Cards for 2013-14

Comments | Posted in News | By Policy Staff | Posted October 13, 2014 12:00 AM
Racine, Kenosha Schools Earn a

The Racine Unified School District earned the equivalent of a "C-" on the Department of Public Instruction's School Report Cards in 2014. However, the majority of the district's schools - 17 out of 30 - were given "D" grades or worse by the state. In all, RUSD's traditional public schools averaged 63.2 points out of a possible 100 from the statewide accountability system. Read More »

A Firsthand Account of the League of Women Voters State Issues Briefing

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted October 10, 2014 3:00 AM
A Firsthand Account of the League of Women Voters State Issues Briefing

Ever wonder what goes on at a nonpartisan League of Women Voters Issues Briefing? Read this firsthand account. Read More »

Wisconsin SAT Scores, Advanced Placement Participation Rates Improve in 2014

Comments | Posted in News | By Policy Staff | Posted October 7, 2014 11:52 AM
Wisconsin SAT Scores, Advanced Placement Participation Rates Improve in 2014

2013-14 was a solid school year for Wisconsin's high school students. This spring saw the state's average SAT scores rise to the highest they have been in five years. On top of that, Advanced Placement test participation rates rose by more than 14 percent in a strong year for the state's high school students. Read More »

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