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17-Year-Olds in Adult Court: Is There a Better Alternative for Wisconsin's Youth and Taxpayers?

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted February 12, 2016 7:00 AM
17-Year-Olds in Adult Court: Is There a Better Alternative for Wisconsin's Youth and Taxpayers?

In Wisconsin, 17-year-olds are three times more likely to return to prison if they originally go through the adult system rather than the juvenile system. As taxpayer advocates, we must question whether continually spending more money on a government program without analyzing the effectiveness or outcomes is a fiscally prudent or a just policy. Read More »

Act 10 Saves Wisconsin Taxpayers More Than $5 Billion Over 5 Years, MacIver Analysis Finds

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 11, 2016 9:52 AM
Act 10 Saves Wisconsin Taxpayers More Than $5 Billion Over 5 Years, MacIver Analysis Finds

Press Release - Five years ago, Gov. Walker and the Republican legislature started their odyssey that resulted in the signing of Act 10, a milestone law that has saved Wisconsin taxpayers $5.24 billion, according to a new analysis by the MacIver Institute. Read More »

Protectionist Dentistry Legislation Makes its Way Through Capitol

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted February 10, 2016 10:40 AM
Protectionist Dentistry Legislation Makes its Way Through Capitol

MacIver News Service - As the spring legislative session wraps up, a flurry of bills are making their way through the committee process and onto the Senate and Assembly floors. Among a bevy of other legislation, the rumor mill has floated the idea that one particularly protectionist bill may be moving to the floor soon. Read More »

Supreme Court Delays Costly Power Plan, Wisconsin Celebrates

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 10, 2016 10:20 AM
Supreme Court Delays Costly Power Plan, Wisconsin Celebrates

The U.S. Supreme Court's surprise decision to delay the EPA's so-called "Clean Power Plan" is good news for Wisconsin and the country. The decision means the high court recognizes the ample evidence of the CPP's potential of long-term harm. Read More »

Maine Increases Work Requirements for FoodShare, Enrollments Drop

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted February 9, 2016 12:14 PM
Maine Increases Work Requirements for FoodShare, Enrollments Drop

MacIver News Service - After Maine implemented work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents participating in the FoodShare program, enrollment of those individuals dropped 80 percent, a recent article reports. Read More »

MacIver Institute Kicks Off a Month-Long Celebration of Act 10 and the Wisconsin Taxpayer

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 8, 2016 4:07 PM
MacIver Institute Kicks Off a Month-Long Celebration of Act 10 and the Wisconsin Taxpayer

Press Release - It's working, Wisconsin. Taxpayers in the Badger State continue to benefit from Act 10 - collective bargaining reform - a full five years after Gov. Scott Walker introduced the landmark law. To celebrate a half decade of taxpayer savings thanks to Act 10, the MacIver Institute is kicking off a month-long celebration of Act 10 and the Wisconsin taxpayer. Read More »

School Districts Skim Millions from Local Taxpayers, Some Blame School Choice

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 4, 2016 12:06 AM
School Districts Skim Millions from Local Taxpayers, Some Blame School Choice

More than 100 school districts were able to skim money from their local property taxpayers using a questionable calculation in the state's school choice program. This exemption from state-imposed revenue limits allowed districts to raise taxes millions in total beyond what they lost to choice schools, all while some blamed the choice program for the unnecessarily high tax levies. Read More »

More Schools Participating in Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted February 2, 2016 12:05 AM
More Schools Participating in Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

MacIver News Service - Sixty-five percent more schools signed up to participate in the Wisconsin Parental Choice program (WPCP) in the coming school year, according to a School Choice Wisconsin press release. The number of schools increased from 82 in the 2015-16 school year to 135 for the next academic year. Read More »

MacIver Board President Fred Luber Passes Away

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 28, 2016 12:06 AM
MacIver Board President Fred Luber Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we share the news with our friends that Fred Luber, President of the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy Board of Directors, has passed away at age 90. Fred was one of... Read More »

Healy to Politicians: Absurdity of Your Tax Code is Reason Johnson Controls is Moving

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 28, 2016 12:04 AM
Healy to Politicians: Absurdity of Your Tax Code is Reason Johnson Controls is Moving

After Johnson Controls announced earlier this week that it was merging with Tyco International and that the new combined company's headquarters would be located in Ireland, many politicians fired off press releases criticizing the company for its decision. In response, MacIver Institute president Brett Healy issued the following statement Read More »

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