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MPS Eyes Costly Retirement, Pension Benefit Expansion Amidst Looming Fiscal Crisis
By Ola Lisowski - The Milwaukee Public Schools school board will vote on its $1.22 billion 2020-21 budget at its May board meeting this week. The board will also consider whether to increase the district’s unfunded pension liability by another $95 million.   Read More MPS Eyes Costly Retirement, Pension Benefit Expansion Amidst Looming Fiscal Crisis
The Two Weeks that Didn’t Kill Wisconsin
May 27 marks two weeks to the day since the Wisconsin Supreme Court reopened Wisconsin. Dan O’Donnell wonders why all the doomsday predictions about skyrocketing infection and death rates failed to come true.  Read More The Two Weeks that Didn’t Kill Wisconsin
Reining in the Administrative State: Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm and the Explicit Authority Requirement
Robert Fassbender and Corydon Fish explain why the simple word explicit is so important to controlling the administrative state.   Read More Reining in the Administrative State: Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm and the Explicit Authority Requirement
MacIver News Minute: Memorial Day
LISTEN - To all who have given their life to preserve our way of life, we say thank you. We will never forget your sacrifice.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Memorial Day
Facing COVID Challenges, UW System Eyes Efficiency, Specialization
In light of the COVID-19 changes that the University of Wisconsin System had to adapt to, the system has put current proposals on a fast track. That means specializing campus focuses, streamlining administrative operational functions, and, by this summer, having a unified model for delivering education online.  Read More Facing COVID Challenges, UW System Eyes Efficiency, Specialization
State Suspects Voter Fraud Committed in 19 Wisconsin Counties
According to the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access system, there has not been a single case of election fraud filed anywhere in Wisconsin since WEC made its recommendations to county district attorneys to investigate the incidents in early March.  Read More State Suspects Voter Fraud Committed in 19 Wisconsin Counties
The Disastrous Consequences of Mail-In Elections
A new report on Wisconsin’s Spring Election proves that mail-in voting causes chaos and disenfranchises voters. Yet the same people falsely promising that in-person voting in April would be disastrous are now promising that mail-in voting in November will go off without a hitch. Dan O'Donnell explains how rotten the idea has been and how disastrous it could be.  Read More The Disastrous Consequences of Mail-In Elections
MPS Board Prepares to Vote on $1.2 Billion Budget
MPS will be holding a public hearing on a $1.2 billion budget on the evening of May 19. The largest line item in the budget proposal would be $25.5 million in salary and benefits for attracting and retaining staff.  Read More MPS Board Prepares to Vote on $1.2 Billion Budget