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Article V Convention Measure Could Be Headed For Senate Vote

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 26, 2017 5:00 AM
Article V Convention Measure Could Be Headed For Senate Vote

MacIver News - A resolution that could make Wisconsin the 30th state to call for an Article V convention in pursuit of a federal balanced budget amendment appears on track for a vote next month on the Senate floor, multiple sources tell MacIver News Service. Read More »

VA Reverses 'Zero' Stance On War Vet's Disability Claim

Comments | Posted in mi investigations | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 25, 2017 5:00 AM
VA Reverses 'Zero' Stance On War Vet's Disability Claim

MacIver News - Contrary to VA public relations campaigns, Ottman says wait times remain a huge problem at Tomah. While he acknowledges the VA health care system is making improvements, particularly for first-time patients, he said delays remain an issue for veterans coming back for follow-up care. Read More »

Prevailing Wage Opponents, Supporters Make Their Case In Senate Hearing

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 24, 2017 5:44 PM
Prevailing Wage Opponents, Supporters Make Their Case In Senate Hearing

MacIver News Service - A bill repealing what's left of the state's prevailing wage law generated four hours of testimony by speakers on both sides of the issue at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform on Monday. Read More »

MacIver Institute Applauds Introduction of Minimum Markup Bill

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 19, 2017 9:53 AM
MacIver Institute Applauds Introduction of Minimum Markup Bill

Press Release - On Tuesday, Sens. Vukmir and Craig and Reps. Ott and Murphy introduced a bill to repeal portions of Wisconsin's antiquated Unfair Sales Act. The MacIver Institute applauds the bill and asks, will Wisconsin consumers finally see relief from government-mandated higher prices? Read More »

Trump Foes, Fans Greet President Trump in Kenosha

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 18, 2017 6:22 PM
Trump Foes, Fans Greet President Trump in Kenosha

MacIver News Service - A crowd of hundreds gathered outside tool manufacturer Snap-on's facility in Kenosha Tuesday afternoon. Many were there to protest President Trump, who toured the facility and signed two executive orders during his visit. An equally large crowd, however, showed up to voice their support for the president. Read More »

Better Deals, Higher Revenues Put DOT $130 Million Ahead

Comments | Posted in News | By MacIverNews | Posted April 13, 2017 10:00 AM
Better Deals, Higher Revenues Put DOT $130 Million Ahead

MacIver News- Gas tax, vehicle registration, and railroad collections are up, giving the DOT an extra $13 million this year and putting it on track to collect an extra $25 million over the next two years. Although this increase was unexpected, revenues to the transportation fund have consistently increased annually since the last time the gas tax was increased in 2006. Read More »

Declining Fortunes: WEAC Suffered Nation's Worst Revenue Decline in 2015

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 6, 2017 1:51 PM
Declining Fortunes: WEAC Suffered Nation's Worst Revenue Decline in 2015

MacIver News - Wisconsin's largest teachers' union suffered a decline in revenue of more than $3 million between 2014 and 2015, the largest decline in the country, according to a new study by the Education Intelligence Agency. Read More »

Unofficial Referendum Results

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 5, 2017 9:35 AM
Unofficial Referendum Results

MacIver News - Voters across Wisconsin approved nearly $700 million in school referendums on April 4, 2017. Read More »

UWM Student: "Everything in America is Terrible"

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 3, 2017 12:00 PM
UWM Student:

On March 25, Anti-Trump protesters gathered in a Milwaukee park to voice their disapproval of a scheduled rally in support of President Trump. One student named Will, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, made his thoughts on the United States and those who support Trump very clear... Read More »

UPDATED: Budget Blog - First Week Twists and Turns

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 3, 2017 11:37 AM
UPDATED: Budget Blog - First Week Twists and Turns

Budget Blog - On Thursday, JFC held the third and final day of agency briefs. They heard from the heads of PSC, DNR, the Tech College System, UW, DPI, the Historical Society, DWD and the Labor and Industry Review Commission. Read More »

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