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17-Year-Olds in Adult Court: Is There a Better Alternative for Wisconsin's Youth and Taxpayers?

0 Comments | Posted in Research | By Nick Novak | Posted March 1, 2016 12:15 PM
17-Year-Olds in Adult Court: Is There a Better Alternative for Wisconsin's Youth and Taxpayers?

In Wisconsin, 17-year-olds are three times more likely to return to prison if they originally go through the adult system rather than the juvenile system. As taxpayer advocates, we must question whether continually spending more money on a government program without analyzing the effectiveness or outcomes is a fiscally prudent or a just policy. Read More »

Act 10 Saves Wisconsin Taxpayers More Than $5 Billion Over 5 Years, MacIver Analysis Finds

0 Comments | Posted in Research | By Nick Novak | Posted February 25, 2016 9:51 AM
Act 10 Saves Wisconsin Taxpayers More Than $5 Billion Over 5 Years, MacIver Analysis Finds

Press Release - Five years ago, Gov. Walker and the Republican legislature started their odyssey that resulted in the signing of Act 10, a milestone law that has saved Wisconsin taxpayers $5.24 billion, according to a new analysis by the MacIver Institute. Read More »

School Districts Skim Millions from Local Taxpayers, Some Blame School Choice

0 Comments | By Nick Novak | Posted February 25, 2016 8:05 AM
School Districts Skim Millions from Local Taxpayers, Some Blame School Choice

More than 100 school districts were able to skim money from their local property taxpayers using a questionable calculation in the state's school choice program. This exemption from state-imposed revenue limits allowed districts to raise taxes millions in total beyond what they lost to choice schools, all while some blamed the choice program for the unnecessarily high tax levies. Read More »

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 »

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