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Ross: Ongoing Budget Stalemate Risks Federal Funding, Could Cause Widespread Project Delays

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 14, 2017 4:29 PM
Ross: Ongoing Budget Stalemate Risks Federal Funding, Could Cause Widespread Project Delays

MacIver News - The seemingly endless budget stalemate in Madison could lead to a loss of federal funding and delays in projects around the state, Department of Transportation Secretary Dave Ross warned Friday in an address to the La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce. Read More »

Heavy Hitting DOT Reform Bill Emerges at Capitol

Comments | Posted in News | By MacIverNews | Posted July 13, 2017 1:00 PM
Heavy Hitting DOT Reform Bill Emerges at Capitol

MacIver News - Republican Lawmakers are pushing a new reform package in hopes of more efficient and responsible highway project management at the DOT. A memo for co-sponsorship started circulating Thursday morning with two dozen lawmakers from the Assembly and Senate already signed on. Read More »

Different Income Limits for Choice Programs Force Rural Families to Make Tough Decisions

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 12, 2017 3:00 PM
Different Income Limits for Choice Programs Force Rural Families to Make Tough Decisions

After her daughter spent a few years attending a local public school, Gina Larson knew the option wouldn't work for her family. She wanted a Christian education for her kids, so the mother of two tried homeschooling. Read More »

UW-Madison Honors Tariq Ali, Advocate of Socialist Dictators

Comments | Posted in mi investigations | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 12, 2017 5:00 AM
UW-Madison Honors Tariq Ali, Advocate of Socialist Dictators

UW-Madison is bestowing an award to Tariq Ali, a far-left activist with a long history of praising socialist dictators. What's concerning is his blatant disregard of the current crisis in Venezuela, a degenerative socialist nation with the state-controlled economy in ruins and millions of people starving. Read More »

Budget Blog - Senate Republicans Solidify Budget Plan

Comments | Posted in Budget Blog | By MacIverNews | Posted July 11, 2017 2:23 PM
Budget Blog - Senate Republicans Solidify Budget Plan

Budget Blog - As of Tuesday afternoon, members of the Senate Republican Caucus are all on the same page, according to Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald's office, and the challenge is to now maintain that unity while building consensus with the Assembly and Governor. Read More »

Federal Transportation Cash Windfall An Iffy Prospect

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 11, 2017 10:04 AM
Federal Transportation Cash Windfall An Iffy Prospect

MacIver News - House Speaker Paul Ryan threw some cold water on the idea that the federal government would swoop in with more federal dollars to fund some of the state's largest projects at a MacIver Institute event on Friday. Read More »

State Ethics Commission Seeks Legal Counsel In John Doe Leaks Probe

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 10, 2017 5:00 AM
State Ethics Commission Seeks Legal Counsel In John Doe Leaks Probe

The long-running state Department of Justice investigation into leaked court-sealed documents from Wisconsin's infamous John Doe investigation appears to be focusing on employees at the state Ethics Commission. Read More »

MacIver PSA: Amazon Prime Shoppers Urged to Call Price Police If They See A Really Good Deal

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 10, 2017 4:55 AM
MacIver PSA: Amazon Prime Shoppers Urged to Call Price Police If They See A Really Good Deal

Wisconsinites shopping on Amazon during Prime Day are urged to click the "empty cart" button immediately and contact the state Price Police the moment they see a deal that's too good to be legal. "Don't get caught up in the Amazon Crime wave by taking advantage of a great price," Healy urged. Read More »

Paul Ryan: Wisconsin Way Shows Congress Conservative Reform Can Be Done

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 7, 2017 9:44 PM
Paul Ryan: Wisconsin Way Shows Congress Conservative Reform Can Be Done

By M.D. Kittle - Speaker Paul Ryan says he doesn't have presidential ambitions. The Janesville Republican has long been comfortable in his role as "policy guy," a policy wonk with a sincere appreciation for the notion that while numbers can be spun, they don't lie. "I'm fine right here," Ryan told MacIver News Service Friday morning during a discussion in Madison. "Here," of course, is his job as Speaker of the House of Representatives, a position that comes with incredible power and unending pressure. Read More »

ChartSmart: Focus on Milwaukee and School Choice

Comments | Posted in Charts | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 7, 2017 5:00 AM
ChartSmart: Focus on Milwaukee and School Choice

Welcome back to ChartSmart! After examining funding levels for the Department of Public Instruction over time and diving into student achievement and outcomes, today we hone in on Milwaukee and the school choice programs. Read More »

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