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State Journal Executive Q&A: Think Tank Chief Brett Healy 'Absolutely Loves' Public Policy

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 25, 2016 11:58 AM
State Journal Executive Q&A: Think Tank Chief Brett Healy 'Absolutely Loves' Public Policy

From the Wisconsin State Journal - The following profile of MacIver Institute President Brett Healy by Patricia Simms appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal in its June 19 issue. Read More »

Under Gov. Walker, School Referendums Held on Off-Elections are 25% More Likely to Pass

Comments | Posted in News | By The MacIver Institute | Posted June 24, 2016 5:00 AM
Under Gov. Walker, School Referendums Held on Off-Elections are 25% More Likely to Pass

A MacIver Institute analysis reveals that school referendums held on off elections are 25 percent more likely to pass and that while the number of referendums and proposed and approved has increased under Walker, the price tag of each one has gone down. Read More »

WEAC Membership Has Fallen by 58 Percent Since 2011

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 20, 2016 1:34 PM
WEAC Membership Has Fallen by 58 Percent Since 2011

MacIver News Service - More than 58 percent of active union members left the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) since 2011, according to a new study by the Education Intelligence Agency. The drop in membership is the largest percentage change in the country over the last five years. Read More »

MPS Adults Once Again Fail the Children of Milwaukee

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 17, 2016 2:54 PM
MPS Adults Once Again Fail the Children of Milwaukee

MacIver Institute President Brett Healy calls the MPS school board's poison pill plan insincere and disheartening. Read More »

MPS Rejects Proposed Opportunity Schools Partnership Plan

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 17, 2016 1:08 PM
MPS Rejects Proposed Opportunity Schools Partnership Plan

MacIver News Service - Almost two months after Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Opportunity Schools Partnership Program (OSPP) Commissioner Dr. Demond Means put forth a plan for OSPP, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) has come out against the proposal. Read More »

Gov. Walker: Safety, Maintenance Will Be Transportation Priorities

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 17, 2016 8:56 AM
Gov. Walker: Safety, Maintenance Will Be Transportation Priorities

Special Guest Perspective by Gov. Scott Walker - During the 2014 campaign, I made it clear I would not support a gas tax increase or a vehicle registration increase without a corresponding decrease in other state taxes. I will not raise the overall tax burden on the hardworking people of Wisconsin. Read More »

Violence Against Teachers: Dan O'Donnell Talks About Growing Problem

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 17, 2016 5:00 AM
Violence Against Teachers: Dan O'Donnell Talks About Growing Problem

MacIver News Service - A recent radio documentary by WISN's Dan O'Donnell publicized shocking details of the growing problem of violence against teachers from a reliable source - actual teachers. The MacIver Institute recently spoke with O'Donnell about his story and the explosive allegation that the administration at MPS is deliberately hiding the problem from the public because of political pressure. Read More »

Task Force on Urban Education Unveils Recommendations

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 15, 2016 4:15 PM
Task Force on Urban Education Unveils Recommendations

MacIver News Service - The Speaker's Task Force on Urban Education released their final report today after nearly a year of work. The report proposes 12 recommendations for the Legislature, said task force Chair Rep. Jessie Rodriguez (R-Franklin) at a press conference in Madison. Read More »

UnitedHealth's Exit From Wisconsin Market Just Latest Omen About Obamacare's Fate

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 14, 2016 12:05 AM
UnitedHealth's Exit From Wisconsin Market Just Latest Omen About Obamacare's Fate

By MacIver Communications Director Chris Rochester - Simply put, Obamacare is bad policy. The passage of time is making the consequences of it more obvious, and the most recent example is UnitedHealth's decision to completely withdraw from Wisconsin's Obamacare market. Read More »

Census Bureau: K-12 State Education Spending Saw Largest Increase Since 2008

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 10, 2016 5:00 AM
Census Bureau: K-12 State Education Spending Saw Largest Increase Since 2008

MacIver News Service - State spending in K-12 schools increased by the largest amount since 2008, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report. The report examines spending nationwide in fiscal year 2014, the most recent year for which data is available. Read More »

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