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Wisconsin to Allow Online Voter Registration?

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 22, 2014 4:18 PM
Wisconsin to Allow Online Voter Registration?

MacIver News Service - The Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections held an informational hearing on the subject of online voter registration on Tuesday. The hearing did not focus on a specific bill, but legislators and speakers discussed how an online voter registration system has been implemented in other states. Read More »

MacIver Institute's 2014 End of Session Awards

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 17, 2014 2:00 AM
MacIver Institute's 2014 End of Session Awards

After going over every news story from the past year and a half and taking nominations from you, our readers, the MacIver Institute has put together the winners for the 2014 End of Session Awards. Here we recognize the best and the worst of the 2013-14 legislative session and the sometimes just plain weird personalities that impacted the public policy debate here in Wisconsin. Read More »

From Reason: Happy (Tax Day Edition)

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 15, 2014 9:13 AM
From Reason: Happy (Tax Day Edition)

From Reason TV - If you need a break from trying to figure out your taxes, check out this new post from the folks at Reason. Remy takes on Tax Day in his newest video. Enjoy! Read More »

Today is Tax Filing Day, But Wisconsin Taxpayers Must Wait Another Week for Tax Freedom Day

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 15, 2014 3:00 AM
Today is Tax Filing Day, But Wisconsin Taxpayers Must Wait Another Week for Tax Freedom Day

MacIver News Service - Almost every single American, and hopefully every taxpayer, knows that April 15th is the filing deadline for federal and state taxes. But, what many people might not know is that it will take 111 days this year for Americans to generate enough income to pay their taxes for the year. Read More »

UW System Finishes Third Quarter with $1.7 Billion Cash on Hand

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 11, 2014 1:49 PM
UW System Finishes Third Quarter with $1.7 Billion Cash on Hand

MacIver News Service - The University of Wisconsin System finished the third quarter of fiscal year 2013-14 with $1.7 billion cash on hand, according to data released on Thursday. The UW System is expected to finish the fiscal year, which ends June 30th, with $1.1 billion in reserve. Gov. Scott Walker called for an additional two-year tuition freeze. Read More »

From Media Trackers - UW Prof. Fights Transparency, WI Records Law

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 11, 2014 4:00 AM
From Media Trackers - UW Prof. Fights Transparency, WI Records Law

An inadvertent mistake has revealed a conversation between the director of the far leftwing Center on Wisconsin Strategy at the University of Wisconsin Madison and a UW attorney about circumventing the intent of the state's open records law. The conversation took place after Professor Joel Rogers hit "reply all" in an e-mail between a UW lawyer and several others responding to a Media Trackers' records request. Read More »

MacIver's Nick Novak Discusses Its Open Records Court Case Win with CBS58

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 11, 2014 12:00 AM
MacIver's Nick Novak Discusses Its Open Records Court Case Win with CBS58

The MacIver Institute's Nick Novak sat down with David Ade from CBS58 on Wednesday to discuss the Institute's win in their open records lawsuit against Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton). The Wisconsin District Two Court of Appeals decision was published on Wednesday and overturned a previous decision by Grant County Circuit Court Judge Robert P. VanDeHey. Read More »

Teachers, Administrators Talk Achievement Gap Solutions in Madison

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 9, 2014 5:32 PM
Teachers, Administrators Talk Achievement Gap Solutions in Madison

MacIver News Service - The State Superintendent's Task Force on Wisconsin's Achievement Gap met for the first time on Wednesday, convening a diverse group of educators who have been tasked with fixing one of the biggest problems in Wisconsin's K-12 education. That group will work to figure out how to close the persistent gaps in educational performance between students of different races in the Badger State. Read More »

Wisconsin Appeals Court Finds in Favor of the MacIver Institute in Sen. Erpenbach's Attempt to Shield Public Data

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 9, 2014 9:48 AM
Wisconsin Appeals Court Finds in Favor of the MacIver Institute in Sen. Erpenbach's Attempt to Shield Public Data

MacIver News Service - The Wisconsin District Two Court of Appeals found in favor of the MacIver Institute on Wednesday in the case of The John K. MacIver Institute vs. Jon Grant Erpenbach. The Court of Appeals also directed the Circuit Court to order the release of all requested documents without redaction. Read More »

Wisconsin Students Improve on WKCE Testing in Final Year

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 9, 2014 3:00 AM
Wisconsin Students Improve on WKCE Testing in Final Year

Students attending Wisconsin schools have made slight gains in proficiency on the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations (WCKE) in the last five years according to the most recent results released by the state's Department of Public Instruction (DPI) on Tuesday. Read More »

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