SPN MacIver Institute 2012 National Think Tank of the Year
Facebook Twitter RSS Email

Latest in MacIver News Service

Lawmakers Consider How To Get DOT In Line

View Comments Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MacIverNews | Posted February 21, 2017 5:06 PM

The auditors told the committee about the trouble they encountered collecting basic information from the DOT. The department new secretary, Dave Ross, told the committee things were already changing under his management. Read More »

The Governor and the Speaker

View Comments Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MacIverNews | Posted February 9, 2017 1:46 PM

[Madison, Wisc...] The most serious opposition to Governor Scott Walker's budget proposal won't come from Democrats. Instead, it's fellow Republican, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who has probably been the most outspoken critic of Walker's budget when it comes to specifics. Read More »

**PROFANITY WARNING** Transgender Protest Crashes Insurance Board Meeting

View Comments Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 9, 2017 5:00 AM

Unhappy with the Group Insurance Board's recent decision to stop covering hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgeries for state employees, one protester thought the board's meeting this morning was the right time to launch a profanity-riddled protest. Read More »

Walker Presents "Reform Dividend" Budget That Hikes Spending, Slashes Taxes

View Comments Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MacIverNews | Posted February 8, 2017 9:17 PM

After spending weeks rolling out aspects of his 2017-19 budget proposal, Governor Scott Walker delivered his budget address today in front of a joint session of the state legislature. Walker said his budget, which increases spending in a number of key areas and reduces taxes, is made possible by an improving economy and prudent fiscal management - which he calls the "Reform Dividend." Read More »

Gov. Walker Announces New Welfare Reform Plan

View Comments Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 23, 2017 7:34 PM

MacIver News Service - Governor Walker announced his new welfare reform plan on Monday with the goal of removing barriers between being on welfare and getting a job. He says it's human nature to want to work, but the welfare system makes it difficult for people trying to work their way up by immediately cutting their benefits off. Read More »

Transportation Emerging as Wedge Issue in Wisconsin

View Comments Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 10, 2017 7:00 PM

MacIver News Service - Governor Scott Walker promised a big boost to transportation spending during his State of the State Address on Tuesday, January 10th. However, fellow Republican, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, said the governor is not showing the full picture of the numbers behind his proposal. Read More »

Jill Stein Denounces Wisconsin Recount and "Jim Crow" Elections

View Comments Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 4, 2017 3:04 PM

MacIver News Service - The Wisconsin Green Party and former presidential candidate Jill Stein were at the Wisconsin Capitol to announce that, for them, the election still isn't over. Read More »

Walker: Workforce Development, Federalism Top 2017 Goals

View Comments Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted December 30, 2016 5:57 PM

Governor Scott Walker will keep his focus here in Wisconsin on economic development in 2017, but he's also excited about the chance in Washington, D.C. of restoring federalism - the idea of shifting responsibilities back to the states as a more efficient way to run government. Read More »

MacIver Year-End Interview: Assembly Speaker Robin Vos

View Comments Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted December 30, 2016 2:16 PM

In a year-end interview with the MacIver Institute, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos looked forward to the challenges and opportunities for reform that lie ahead, while touting the many conservative reforms passed in the last legislative session - in particular, Right to Work. Read More »

Unhinged Protester Escorted From Electoral College Shouting "This is My America!"

View Comments Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted December 20, 2016 6:01 PM

As the meeting of the Wisconsin Electoral College went along, protesters took turns standing up, shouting, and being escorted out of the room. When the final vote was announced, one protester went unhinged and started screaming "This is my America!" as she was being escorted out of the room. Read More »

​ ​