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From Reason: Happy (Tax Day Edition)

From Reason TV - If you need a break from trying to figure out your taxes, check out this new post from the folks at Reason. Remy takes on Tax Day in his newest video. Enjoy! Read More »

Today is Tax Filing Day, But Wisconsin Taxpayers Must Wait Another Week for Tax Freedom Day

MacIver News Service - Almost every single American, and hopefully every taxpayer, knows that April 15th is the filing deadline for federal and state taxes. But, what many people might not know is that it will take 111 days this year for Americans to generate enough income to pay their taxes for the year. Read More »

Lazy School Choice Attack Blames Parents, Shames Public Schools, Misses the Point

Last Thursday's Isthmus contained a pointed attack on school choice in Wisconsin. It was nothing new, especially in Madison. However, what makes this piece so special is its tremendous reliance on stale arguments that have been rattled off by opponents of school choice for decades. Read More »

Expanded Trade Can Benefit Wisconsin's Economy

International trade is critical to our state's economic health. But few Wisconsinites give trade policy a second thought or concern themselves with what politicians could do to expand international trade opportunities. Trade agreements that will significantly increase U.S. exports and grow our economy deserve support. That's why Wisconsin's leaders should work to renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Read More »

UW System Finishes Third Quarter with $1.7 Billion Cash on Hand

MacIver News Service - The University of Wisconsin System finished the third quarter of fiscal year 2013-14 with $1.7 billion cash on hand, according to data released on Thursday. The UW System is expected to finish the fiscal year, which ends June 30th, with $1.1 billion in reserve. Gov. Scott Walker called for an additional two-year tuition freeze. Read More »


Citizen Action Feigns Concern for Wisconsin Taxpayers in Tax Day Stunt

Comments | Posted in Featured | By Nick Novak | Posted April 16, 2014 9:38 AM
Citizen Action Feigns Concern for Wisconsin Taxpayers in Tax Day Stunt

Brett Healy, President of the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, released a statement after Citizen Action of Wisconsin held a press conference at Milwaukee's downtown Post Office promoting bigger government and more federal debt. Read the statement here. Read More »

Wisconsin's Tax Freedom Day is Two Days Later than Last Year

Comments | Posted in Featured | By Nick Novak | Posted April 15, 2014 1:04 PM
Wisconsin's Tax Freedom Day is Two Days Later than Last Year

Brett Healy, President of the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, released a statement about Wisconsin's Tax Freedom Day. Read the statement here. Read More »

From Reason: Happy (Tax Day Edition)

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 15, 2014 9:13 AM
From Reason: Happy (Tax Day Edition)

From Reason TV - If you need a break from trying to figure out your taxes, check out this new post from the folks at Reason. Remy takes on Tax Day in his newest video. Enjoy! Read More »

Today is Tax Filing Day, But Wisconsin Taxpayers Must Wait Another Week for Tax Freedom Day

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 15, 2014 3:00 AM
Today is Tax Filing Day, But Wisconsin Taxpayers Must Wait Another Week for Tax Freedom Day

MacIver News Service - Almost every single American, and hopefully every taxpayer, knows that April 15th is the filing deadline for federal and state taxes. But, what many people might not know is that it will take 111 days this year for Americans to generate enough income to pay their taxes for the year. Read More »

Lazy School Choice Attack Blames Parents, Shames Public Schools, Misses the Point

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted April 14, 2014 10:38 AM
Lazy School Choice Attack Blames Parents, Shames Public Schools, Misses the Point

Last Thursday's Isthmus contained a pointed attack on school choice in Wisconsin. It was nothing new, especially in Madison. However, what makes this piece so special is its tremendous reliance on stale arguments that have been rattled off by opponents of school choice for decades. Read More »

Expanded Trade Can Benefit Wisconsin's Economy

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted April 14, 2014 3:00 AM
Expanded Trade Can Benefit Wisconsin's Economy

International trade is critical to our state's economic health. But few Wisconsinites give trade policy a second thought or concern themselves with what politicians could do to expand international trade opportunities. Trade agreements that will significantly increase U.S. exports and grow our economy deserve support. That's why Wisconsin's leaders should work to renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Read More »

UW System Finishes Third Quarter with $1.7 Billion Cash on Hand

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 11, 2014 1:49 PM
UW System Finishes Third Quarter with $1.7 Billion Cash on Hand

MacIver News Service - The University of Wisconsin System finished the third quarter of fiscal year 2013-14 with $1.7 billion cash on hand, according to data released on Thursday. The UW System is expected to finish the fiscal year, which ends June 30th, with $1.1 billion in reserve. Gov. Scott Walker called for an additional two-year tuition freeze. Read More »

The Myth of the Gender Wage Gap

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted April 11, 2014 9:50 AM
The Myth of the Gender Wage Gap

Listening to the Democrats this week, you would think that every workplace is stuck in the 1950s, or at best the Mad Men era. It was "Equal Pay Day" on April 8th, and the liberals have turned back the clock on women's progress. Unfortunately, "Equal Pay Day" is not a day when private sector workers earn as much as their public employee union counterparts. Now that would be a day worth celebrating. It's not even a day to promote the flat federal income tax. Read More »

From Media Trackers - UW Prof. Fights Transparency, WI Records Law

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 11, 2014 4:00 AM
From Media Trackers - UW Prof. Fights Transparency, WI Records Law

An inadvertent mistake has revealed a conversation between the director of the far leftwing Center on Wisconsin Strategy at the University of Wisconsin Madison and a UW attorney about circumventing the intent of the state's open records law. The conversation took place after Professor Joel Rogers hit "reply all" in an e-mail between a UW lawyer and several others responding to a Media Trackers' records request. Read More »

MacIver's Nick Novak Discusses Its Open Records Court Case Win with CBS58

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted April 11, 2014 12:00 AM
MacIver's Nick Novak Discusses Its Open Records Court Case Win with CBS58

The MacIver Institute's Nick Novak sat down with David Ade from CBS58 on Wednesday to discuss the Institute's win in their open records lawsuit against Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton). The Wisconsin District Two Court of Appeals decision was published on Wednesday and overturned a previous decision by Grant County Circuit Court Judge Robert P. VanDeHey. Read More »

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