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Wastebook: Porkémon GO!

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 16, 2017 9:47 AM
Wastebook: Porkémon GO!

Senator Jeff Flake continues his tradition of rooting out and publishing wasteful spending by the federal government in his annual "Wastebook." This year, he fills 206 pages with nearly $5 billion in wasteful spending. That might be just a footnote in the budget for a federal bureaucrat, but in the real world, that's serious money. Read More »

Wisconsin Coalition Supports DeVos for Secretary of Education

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 13, 2017 2:24 PM
Wisconsin Coalition Supports DeVos for Secretary of Education

The MacIver Institute and five other Wisconsin organizations sent a joint letter on Friday to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in support of Betsy DeVos, President-elect Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education. Read More »

MacIver Institute Joins Coalition Urging Senate to Confirm Pruitt for EPA

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 12, 2017 9:27 AM
MacIver Institute Joins Coalition Urging Senate to Confirm Pruitt for EPA

The MacIver Institute and 22 other free market organizations are urging the U.S. Senate to quickly confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be the next EPA Administrator. The groups expressed their support for Pruitt in a letter sent to members of the Senate on Thursday. Read More »

Recapping 2017 State of the State, Walker Tuition Cut Proposal

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 10, 2017 7:01 PM
Recapping 2017 State of the State, Walker Tuition Cut Proposal

MacIver News Service - Governor Scott Walker proposed cutting tuition for UW undergraduate students and pledged to keep his focus on workforce development at his State of the State address on Tuesday afternoon. Read More »

A Look Ahead at the Upcoming Budget Debate

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 9, 2017 12:12 PM
A Look Ahead at the Upcoming Budget Debate

Wisconsin state agencies are requesting more than $69 billion in total funding for the 2017-2019 biennial budget, a debate that is quickly taking shape as Governor Scott Walker prepares for his State of the State address Tuesday. Read More »

The MacIver Institute's Top Ten Education Stories of 2016

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 4, 2017 5:00 AM
The MacIver Institute's Top Ten Education Stories of 2016

It was a busy year in education. From brand new report cards, reports that offered interesting new peeks into our education system, to a vexed turnaround program, we're counting up the top ten most important education stories for you, the MacIver reader. Read More »

MacIver's Top 10 Stories of 2016

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted December 29, 2016 5:00 AM
MacIver's Top 10 Stories of 2016

The second in our series of year-end stories brings you the Top Ten MacIver Stories of 2016, stories that we put a particularly bright light on that will have a long-term impact on our state. In descending order, they are... Read More »

The Top 10 Under-Reported Stories of 2016

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted December 27, 2016 3:18 PM
The Top 10 Under-Reported Stories of 2016

Despite today's never-ending, 24-hour news cycle, there are still crucial and important stories that somehow do not receive the attention they so richly deserve. Whether the mainstream media willfully ignores these stories or just misses them entirely, there are many essential stories the public deserves to hear. Read More »

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Best Wishes For A Very Prosperous 2017!

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted December 23, 2016 11:43 AM
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Best Wishes For A Very Prosperous 2017!

🎄🎅 🕎 ❄️ ⛄️... Read More »

Protesters Fail to Derail Trump Election at Wisconsin Electoral College

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted December 20, 2016 12:59 PM
Protesters Fail to Derail Trump Election at Wisconsin Electoral College

Although Electoral College votes are usually an uneventful matter of procedure, this year a group of protesters opposed to President-elect Trump showed up to voice their opinion as Republican electors cast their ballots for Trump at the state Capitol on Monday. Read More »

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