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Police Officers Beheaded in UW-Madison Student Film

View Comments Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MacIverNews | Posted September 21, 2017 9:50 AM

The video resembles an ISIS propaganda film. It begins with two actors portraying police officers wearing pig masks lynching an African American. The police officers are then seen fleeing from a masked African-American mob carrying an ax. The next scene shows one of the men holding the bloody pig mask (still wearing the police officer cap) and a machete in the other hand. The audio from a President Trump speech and protest chants plays over the video. Read More »

Walker Signs Foxconn Bill

View Comments Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MacIverNews | Posted September 19, 2017 10:27 AM

MacIver News - Gov. Scott Walker signed the "Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill" at Gateway Tech in Sturtevant on Monday. This incentives package was one of the requirements of the Memorandum of Understanding with Foxconn, which was signed in July. Now, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will negotiate and finalize a contract between Foxconn and the state. Read More »

Sen. Stroebel Applauds Promised Vetoes Shortly Before Budget Vote

View Comments Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 18, 2017 11:59 AM

[Madison, Wis...] In an interview with MacIver News, Senator Duey Stroebel explains the vetoes agreed to by Governor Scott Walker that helped move him and other conservative senators from the No column to the Yes column. The budget passed the Senate Friday night 19-14. Read More »

Joint Finance Votes to Eliminate State Forestry Tax

View Comments Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 24, 2017 6:36 PM

MacIver News Service | August 24, 2017 [Madison, Wis...] In its first meeting in two months, the Joint Finance Committee reconvened today to resume work on the state budget. The committee voted along party lines to eliminate the state portion... Read More »

Vos: Assembly's Goal is to Finish Budget by End of Summer

View Comments Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 18, 2017 12:49 PM

MacIver News Service - Immediately after the Foxconn vote, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos​ told reporters yesterday his goal is to pass a budget by the end of summer, which is Sept. 22, echoing Governor Scott Walker​'s comments on Wednesday. His caveat: "If we can reach agreement." Read More »

Barca Slips Up After Dems Claim Foxconn Jobs Will Never Happen

View Comments Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 18, 2017 11:04 AM

MacIver News Service - After Assembly Democrats spent hours doubting Foxconn jobs would actually materialize, Speaker Robin Vos caught Minority Leader Peter Barca in a moment of double-speak. Read More »

Vos Addresses Concerns Over Foxconn Incentives

View Comments Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 2, 2017 11:42 AM

By Bill Osmulski - The Wisconsin legislature began a special session on Tuesday to take up a bill providing $3 billion in incentives to Foxconn, in exchange for investing $10 billion in a new factory that is expected to create up to 13,000 family supporting jobs. Read More »

Wisconsin Celebrates Foxconn Future

View Comments Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MacIverNews | Posted July 28, 2017 11:46 AM

MacIver News Video - Foxconn CEO, Terry Gou joined Governor Scott Walker at the Milwaukee Art Museum on Thursday to sign the memorandum of understanding that brings a $10 billion investment to southeastern Wisconsin. The event included an impressive display of Foxconn's cutting edge technology, which will form the cornerstone of Wisconsin's new tech corridor dubbed "Wisconn Valley." Walker pointed out that this investment was only made possible because of years of hard fought reforms. MNS' Bill Osmulski has more. Read More »

Supreme Court Ruling Prompts New State Private Property Rights Bill

View Comments Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MacIverNews | Posted July 20, 2017 11:46 AM

MacIver News - A St. Croix County family owned two lots, side-by-side, and wanted to sell one of them. The county, the state, and the US Supreme Court all told them no. Because the two adjoining lots had the same owner, they were legally the same property according to state law. State lawmakers are now working to change that law. Read More »

Teacher Salary Doesn't Correlate with Student Performance

View Comments Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 5, 2017 5:00 AM

It's been a few weeks since the Joint Committee on Finance has met to deliberate on the state budget, but that doesn't mean it's been quiet here in the state's Capitol. Transportation and taxes are still the big issues at play, but K-12 education isn't far behind. As we get into the final weeks of budget deliberations, things around here will be moving fast - that's why we're taking the time to bring you this important story today. Read More »

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