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Report Casts More Doubt on EPA's Clean Power Plan

0 Comments | By Nick Novak | Posted January 25, 2016 5:00 AM
Report Casts More Doubt on EPA's Clean Power Plan

The Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century recently released a report detailing the flaws used to arrive at the states' emissions standards soon to be required by the EPA's Clean Power Plan (CPP). Read More »

Be Careful What You Wish For: The Siren Song of "Free" Federal Money

0 Comments | Posted in Research | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 22, 2016 3:53 PM
Be Careful What You Wish For: The Siren Song of

State and local governments in Wisconsin raise taxes and fees by $1.34 for each dollar they accept from the federal government, a recent study found. Read More »

A Citizen's Guide to the Wisconsin State Budget

0 Comments | Posted in Research | By Nick Novak | Posted April 8, 2015 4:00 AM
A Citizen's Guide to the Wisconsin State Budget

Every inch of Walker's proposal will get scrutinized during the process, and by the time it gets back to his desk, the bill will likely look different than it does now. But, before JFC starts making changes, we put together this short synopsis of the 600-page document. Read More »

The Economic Effects of the New EPA Rules on the State of Wisconsin

0 Comments | Posted in Research | By Nick Novak | Posted January 27, 2015 3:00 AM
The Economic Effects of the New EPA Rules on the State of Wisconsin

A Report by The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University and The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy - New electricity regulations being proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would have devastating effects on the U.S. economy, but would be even more detrimental to Wisconsin's families and businesses. Read More »

REPORT: Pension Reform Momentum Must Extend to Public Employee, Retiree Health Insurance

0 Comments | Posted in Research | By Nick Novak | Posted November 19, 2014 7:31 AM
REPORT: Pension Reform Momentum Must Extend to Public Employee, Retiree Health Insurance

MI Report - The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy released this joint report with the National Center for Policy Analysis to look at Wisconsin's public pension system and how its success can be replicated in Milwaukee's pension system and public employees' health benefits. The report details problems facing the programs and possible policy ideas to reform them. Read More »

REPORT: Improving Long-Term Care in Wisconsin

0 Comments | Posted in Research | By Nick Novak | Posted November 19, 2014 7:30 AM
REPORT: Improving Long-Term Care in Wisconsin

MI Report - The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy released this joint report with the National Center for Policy Analysis to look at Wisconsin's Long-Term Care program. The report details problems facing the program and possible policy ideas to reform the system. Read More »

Eau Claire Public Schools Exceed Wisconsin Average, Earn a "C+" on DPI Report Cards

0 Comments | By Policy Staff | Posted October 27, 2014 12:00 PM
Eau Claire Public Schools Exceed Wisconsin Average, Earn a

Eau Claire Area Public Schools have set the pace for the state's largest school districts thanks to a small improvement in 2013-14 that put them above the Wisconsin average for K-12 schools. They did this despite educating a student body where nearly half the population came from economically disadvantaged families. Read More »

MacIver Report: 91,000 Wisconsinites Would Lose Their Job Under a $15 Minimum Wage

0 Comments | Posted in Research | By Nick Novak | Posted October 27, 2014 10:00 AM
MacIver Report: 91,000 Wisconsinites Would Lose Their Job Under a $15 Minimum Wage

MacIver Report - Wisconsin would stand to lose 91,521 jobs if the minimum wage was raised to $15 an hour, according to this report by the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy. Employment estimates indicate more than 10,300 of those job losses would be in Milwaukee. Read More »

Racine, Kenosha Schools Earn a "C-" on State Report Cards for 2013-14

0 Comments | Posted in Research | By Policy Staff | Posted October 13, 2014 9:00 AM
Racine, Kenosha Schools Earn a

The Racine Unified School District earned the equivalent of a "C-" on the Department of Public Instruction's School Report Cards in 2014. However, the majority of the district's schools - 17 out of 30 - were given "D" grades or worse by the state. Read More »

U.S. Workforce Participation at Lowest Point Since 1977

0 Comments | Posted in Research | By Matt Crumb | Posted October 7, 2014 12:40 PM
U.S. Workforce Participation at Lowest Point Since 1977

The number of people in Wisconsin 16 years or older who are working or actively looking for work was 9th best in the country in 2013 at 68.6 percent. While Wisconsin's labor force participation rate remained unchanged from the previous year, the 68.6 percent figure is still a 15 year low. Read More »

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