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Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Scott Walker's Act 10 "in Its Entirety"

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted July 31, 2014 11:27 AM
Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Scott Walker's Act 10

MacIver News Service - The Wisconsin Supreme Court released a decision today in the long-lasting legal fight over Governor Scott Walker's collective bargaining reforms, commonly referred to as Act 10. The Supreme Court voted 5-2 to uphold Act 10 "in its entirety." Read More »

Reaction to Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Act 10

Comments | Posted in News | By Matt Crumb | Posted July 31, 2014 10:50 AM
Reaction to Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Act 10

The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Act 10 in its entirety today in the case Madison Teachers Inc. vs Walker. The plaintiffs' argument that Act 10's restriction on collective bargaining violated constitutional rights was strongly refuted by the majority opinion authored by Justice Michael Gableman. Here is a sampling of reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling: Read More »

13 Reasons Act 10 Saved Wisconsin

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted July 30, 2014 1:00 PM
13 Reasons Act 10 Saved Wisconsin

With the state Supreme Court releasing its decision tomorrow on the constitutionality of Act 10, we at the MacIver Institute wanted to take a quick look at all the good that has come from Wisconsin's 2011 collective bargaining reforms. Check out our list here. Read More »

U.S. Senate Passes Highway Bill With Amendments

Comments | Posted in News | By Matt Crumb | Posted July 30, 2014 9:10 AM
U.S. Senate Passes Highway Bill With Amendments

[Washington, D.C.] The U.S. Senate passed their own version of the highway and bridges bill on Tuesday by a 79-18 vote that will fund transportation projects through December. The Senate changes, pushed by Senators Wyden (D-OR), Boxer (D-CA), Carper (D-DE), and Corker (R-TN), set overall temporary funding for the transportation bill at $8.1 billion compared to $10.8 billion passed by the House two weeks ago. The Senate version of the bill will force the current Congress to find a long-term solution to the Transportation Fund's structural issues before the new year. The House bill would have pushed the debate out to May of 2015 for the next Congress to deal with after the fall elections. Read More »

Madison Schools Release Rosy Report On Student Growth That Does Not Tell The Whole Story

Comments | Posted in mi reports | By Nick Novak | Posted July 29, 2014 2:08 PM
Madison Schools Release Rosy Report On Student Growth That Does Not Tell The Whole Story

This week, the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) released their first Annual Report on the MMSD Strategic Framework. While the study paints a rosy picture of progress for Madison schools, it omits DPI data that suggests the district has fallen behind the marks it set just four years earlier. Read More »

MacIver Institute Obtains Emails Requested in Erpenbach Open Records Request

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted July 28, 2014 1:44 PM
MacIver Institute Obtains Emails Requested in Erpenbach Open Records Request

The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy recently picked up copies of thousands of emails that were requested from Sen. Jon Erpenbach's (D-Middleton) office in the wake of Act 10. Read More »

Adamczyk, Candidate For State Treasurer, Raises Questions About DPI Employee Trip To Disney

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 25, 2014 10:00 AM
Adamczyk, Candidate For State Treasurer, Raises Questions About DPI Employee Trip To Disney

Maciver News Service - Did DPI Pay Extra For Early Travel To Disney? State Treasurer Candidate Matt Adamczyk seems to think so, but DPI defends the expenditures as in line with state regulations. Read More »

Paul Ryan: 'We Need to Expand Opportunity in This Country'

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted July 24, 2014 9:22 AM
Paul Ryan: 'We Need to Expand Opportunity in This Country'

MacIver News Service - U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) introduced a range of policy ideas to combat poverty in America during a speech at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on Thursday morning. Ryan has spent the last year touring the country and learning from people who are in his words, "fighting poverty on the front lines." Read More »

Expanding Opportunity in America: A Conversation with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 24, 2014 8:07 AM
Expanding Opportunity in America: A Conversation with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan

Our friends at American Enterprise Institute hosted Congressman Paul Ryan this morning for a discussion on his plan to expand opportunity in America and combat poverty. Watch the video here. Read More »

Government Accountability Board Votes Down Cameras at the Polls

Comments | Posted in News | By Matt Crumb | Posted July 22, 2014 9:04 AM
Government Accountability Board Votes Down Cameras at the Polls

[Madison, WI] A motion that would have allowed cameras at polling locations failed by a vote of 2-4 before the Government Accountability Board on Monday. Board members seemed more concerned that the proposal might violate a voter's privacy or intimidate a voter than that it might stop potential fraud. Read More »

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