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The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy's State of Education - 2017 Edition

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 11, 2017 5:00 AM
The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy's State of Education - 2017 Edition

By Ola Lisowski - As children all across Wisconsin head back to school, it is time for the MacIver Institute's annual examination of our educational system. To make sure we're all set for the semester, let's take a look at what's going on with our students. Read More »

Conservatives Concerned With Last-Minute Budget Additions

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 8, 2017 5:00 AM
Conservatives Concerned With Last-Minute Budget Additions

By M.D. Kittle - For the 2017-19 state budget, the question is, will the recently-added budget fat turn off lawmakers looking for a smaller, leaner government enough to vote no, or are there enough tax cuts and pro-taxpayer reforms to earn their vote on the final budget bill? Read More »

Nygren on Budget, Tax Cuts: "The Money Belongs to the People of Wisconsin"

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 7, 2017 1:43 PM
Nygren on Budget, Tax Cuts:

MacIver News Service - Joint Finance Co-Chair Rep. John Nygren drew a sharp contrast with the committee's Democrats over Wisconsin's 2017-19 state budget in an interview with MacIver News Service's Matt Kittle on News/Talk 1130 WISN on the Jay Weber Show Thursday morning. Read More »

Budget Blog: A Look at the Joint Finance Committee's Last Week of Work on the 2017-19 Budget

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 7, 2017 5:01 AM
Budget Blog: A Look at the Joint Finance Committee's Last Week of Work on the 2017-19 Budget

Budget Blog - With one final gavel, Wisconsin's Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) moved the state's 2017-19 biennial budget one step closer to becoming law. Read More »

Civil Asset Forfeiture Bill Takes On 'Policing For Profit'

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 7, 2017 5:00 AM
Civil Asset Forfeiture Bill Takes On 'Policing For Profit'

By M.D. Kittle - "Right now, we have a law that allows law enforcement to take your property without you even being charged with a crime." Read More »

JFC Approves Transportation Budget

Comments | Posted in News | By MacIverNews | Posted September 5, 2017 9:34 PM
JFC Approves Transportation Budget

MacIver News - Joint Finance passes a transportation motion with no gas tax or gas vehicle registration fee increase, prevailing wage repeal included, bonding down, two major projects delayed and tolling to be studied. Read More »

Joint Finance Advances Foxconn Package After Another Lengthy Session

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 5, 2017 8:13 PM
Joint Finance Advances Foxconn Package After Another Lengthy Session

By M.D. Kittle - Rejecting Democrats' dire warnings of environmental destruction and due process devastation, the GOP-led Joint Finance Committee (JFC) on Tuesday passed an updated incentives package bill moving the $10 billion Foxconn Technology development plan closer to reality. Read More »

Budget Blog: Joint Finance Passes Education Plan

Comments | Posted in Budget Blog | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 5, 2017 5:00 AM
Budget Blog: Joint Finance Passes Education Plan

By Ola Lisowski - The K-12 education budget that the Joint Committee on Finance passed last week makes substantive changes to the state's school choice, charter, and open enrollment programs. Read More »

Vern And Shari Colby Bitten By The 'Monster' That Is Obamacare

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 1, 2017 5:00 AM
Vern And Shari Colby Bitten By The 'Monster' That Is Obamacare

By M.D. Kittle - Work a little bit harder, earn just a little bit more, and the federal government will make you pay for your initiative. That's the story of Obamacare and its suite of health insurance premium subsidies that disappear once a taxpayer hits particular income thresholds. Vern and Shari Colby found that out the hard way. Read More »

Minimum Markup Makes Back-To-School Shoppers Pay More For Markers, Crayons And Other Supplies

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 31, 2017 5:00 AM
Minimum Markup Makes Back-To-School Shoppers Pay More For Markers, Crayons And Other Supplies

By Chris Rochester - Back-to-school shopping in Wisconsin is once again more expensive than in neighboring states thanks to the state's minimum markup law, which outlaws sale prices that are too low. Read More »

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