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Poll: What Do You Think of Gov. Walker's Budget?

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 16, 2017 5:00 AM
Poll: What Do You Think of Gov. Walker's Budget?

Let us know what you think are the most important parts of the governor's budget? What is least important? Let us know in our poll. Read More »

Ryan: New Tax Code, Obamacare Gone in 2017

Comments | Posted in News | By MacIverNews | Posted February 13, 2017 12:00 AM
Ryan: New Tax Code, Obamacare Gone in 2017

"Those two things right there will dramatically help us create jobs and economic growth, and help families take home more pay," Ryan said. "Getting this done in the first 200 days will make this the most productive Congress in my lifetime." Read More »

Governor Walker's 2017-19 Budget: What You Need to Know

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 8, 2017 8:23 PM
Governor Walker's 2017-19 Budget: What You Need to Know

After spending weeks rolling out aspects of his 2017-19 budget proposal, Governor Scott Walker delivered his budget address today in front of a joint session of the state legislature. Read More »

Walker's Education Budget: Act 10 Compliance Required for Per-Pupil Funding Boost

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 8, 2017 6:43 PM
Walker's Education Budget: Act 10 Compliance Required for Per-Pupil Funding Boost

By MacIver Institute Research Associate Ola Lisowski - Gov. Scott Walker introduced his 2017-19 budget proposal on Wednesday, and as expected, the document includes massive spending increases for education. The proposal calls for $648.9 million in new state aids for K-12 education and more than $100 million more towards the UW System. Increases to per-pupil aid will be sent to school districts under the condition that they certify to the Department of Public Instruction that they met pension and healthcare savings made possible in Act 10. Read More »

Walker's Transportation Budget Sets Up Showdown With Legislature

Comments | Posted in News | By MacIverNews | Posted February 8, 2017 12:40 PM
Walker's Transportation Budget Sets Up Showdown With Legislature

Governor Walker insists there will be no gas tax or fee increases for transportation. He plans to bond for $500 million over the biennium, whereas the last budget authorized $850 million in transportation bonding. Read More »

MacIver Institute Joins Nationwide Coalition Urging Major Tax Reform

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 6, 2017 5:00 AM
MacIver Institute Joins Nationwide Coalition Urging Major Tax Reform

The MacIver Institute today joined 29 other free market organizations to urge Congress to act on a major overhaul to the nation's tax system in President Trump's first 100 days in office. Read More »

DOT Audit Exposes Systemic Problems

Comments | Posted in News | By MacIverNews | Posted February 5, 2017 5:07 PM
DOT Audit Exposes Systemic Problems

Special guest perspective by James Wigderson - The DOT under Mark Gottlieb had all the self-discipline of a teenage girl with Daddy's gold card at the mall. Telling the legislature that everything is half off and hoping that they'll never see the bill is not behavior that should be rewarded with an increase in the DOT's allowance. Read More »

Former Gov. Thompson: Most of Obamacare Can be Undone by New HHS Secretary

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 1, 2017 11:35 AM
Former Gov. Thompson: Most of Obamacare Can be Undone by New HHS Secretary

MacIver News Service -The vast majority of Obamacare could be swept away by the same bureaucratic rule-making process that the Obama administration used to create it, former governor Tommy Thompson told a crowd in Madison on Tuesday. Read More »

Study: Obama Department of Education Effort Spent $7 Billion, Had No Effect

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 30, 2017 5:00 AM
Study: Obama Department of Education Effort Spent $7 Billion, Had No Effect

MacIver News Service - A new report from the federal Institute of Education Sciences has revealed that the Obama administration's School Improvement Grant (SIG) program failed to create any academic gains for students. The controversial grant program spent $7 billion over eight years, and was the largest-ever federal investment in failing schools. Read More »

UWM Faculty Publicly Attack White, Conservatives as Racists

Comments | Posted in News | By MacIverNews | Posted January 26, 2017 9:47 AM
UWM Faculty Publicly Attack White, Conservatives as Racists

Assistant Professor Nolan Koplin will explain how whites are racist, while Visiting Professor Gladys Mitchell-Walthour will talk about how conservatives are racist. Koplin's presentation will focus on his research "The White Backlash Against Obama's Post-Racial Presidency." Mitchell-Walthour will provide an international comparison with her work "Conservatism and Discrimination in Brazil: Parallel Paths of Hatred in the USA and Brazil." Read More »

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