Nominations Sought for the 2014 End of Session Awards

April 7, 2014

[Madison, Wisc…] Later this week, we will be announcing the winners of the MacIver Institute’s 2014 End of Session Awards. We will recognize the most meritorious and dubious accomplishments in Wisconsin state government during the most recent legislative session, which began in January 2013 and came to a close last week.

We are currently accepting nominations for each of our categories listed below. If you would like to nominate an elected official, agency, private organization, or other influential individual/group, please submit your nominations to

The categories for this year’s awards are:

  • Taxpayer Hero
  • Taxpayer Villain
  • Friend of the Free Market
  • Outstanding Citizen-Legislator
  • Most Powerful Capitol Player
  • Least Effective Capitol Player
  • Jedi Mind Trick Double Speaker
  • Mr. or Mrs. Sensitivity
  • Steel Spine
  • Spine of Jello

If you have any other suggestions for categories or nominations, please email

We will be announcing winners later this week, so please have your nominations in by Tuesday at 5PM.