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The MacIver Institute’s 2020 State of Higher Education
The leaves are turning, the students are (somewhat) back to campus, and the days are getting shorter—that means it’s time for the MacIver Institute’s State of Higher Education.  Read More The MacIver Institute’s 2020 State of Higher Education
Climate Change Task Force To Propose Ideas With “Strong Opposition” To The Governor
The Governor's Task Force on Climate Change will deliver their final report to the Governor at the end of October. Some of their report proposals have been specially set aside because Task Force members are strongly opposed to them.  Read More Climate Change Task Force To Propose Ideas With “Strong Opposition” To The Governor
DHS Caves to MacIver, Throws Politifact Under the Bus
DHS began calculating Wisconsin’s daily positivity rate using MacIver’s recommendations on Wednesday morning.  Read More DHS Caves to MacIver, Throws Politifact Under the Bus
State Of Wisconsin In Good Fiscal Shape – For Now
Despite COVID-19 & Safer At Home, the 2020 fiscal year ended with a record General Fund balance and other big gains for taxpayers. Read about these and more in our latest fiscal update for Wisconsin.   Read More State Of Wisconsin In Good Fiscal Shape – For Now
$1.2 Billion in Property Tax Increases Up for Vote in November School Referenda
Voters will consider nearly $1.2 billion in property tax increases in the November election, thanks to school district referenda. Ola Lisowski details some of the largest ones on the ballot.  Read More $1.2 Billion in Property Tax Increases Up for Vote in November School Referenda
What Happened to the $445 Million Evers Promised Hospitals to Prepare for a Surge?
There is no indication that hospitals have received any of the $445 million Gov. Evers promised them this past May to get ready for a surge in COVID cases.  Read More What Happened to the $445 Million Evers Promised Hospitals to Prepare for a Surge?
Evers Plays the Pandemic Blame Game
Dan O’Donnell dismantles Governor Evers’ shameless attempt at shifting blame for Wisconsin’s COVID-19 outbreak  Read More Evers Plays the Pandemic Blame Game
Palm Issues Order Restricting Mass Gatherings And Encourages Tighter Municipal Restrictions
Secretary Designee Andrea Palm signed a new COVID-19 emergency order, limiting the number of people who can occupy a public indoor space to 25% normal capacity. Read the summary and public reaction to the order here.  Read More Palm Issues Order Restricting Mass Gatherings And Encourages Tighter Municipal Restrictions
Governor Evers Holds Bars and Restaurants Hostage
Dan O'Donnell: With his latest emergency order set to expire three days after the election, Governor Evers is making an implicit threat: “You can go back to your precious bars and restaurants…just as soon as I’m sure you’ve voted the right way.”   Read More Governor Evers Holds Bars and Restaurants Hostage