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Act 10 Saves Wisconsin Taxpayers More Than $5 Billion Over 5 Years, MacIver Analysis Finds

Press Release - Five years ago, Gov. Walker and the Republican legislature started their odyssey that resulted in the signing of Act 10, a milestone law that has saved Wisconsin taxpayers $5.24 billion, according to a new analysis by the MacIver Institute. Read More »

Protectionist Dentistry Legislation Makes its Way Through Capitol

MacIver News Service - As the spring legislative session wraps up, a flurry of bills are making their way through the committee process and onto the Senate and Assembly floors. Among a bevy of other legislation, the rumor mill has floated the idea that one particularly protectionist bill may be moving to the floor soon. Read More »

Supreme Court Delays Costly Power Plan, Wisconsin Celebrates

The U.S. Supreme Court's surprise decision to delay the EPA's so-called "Clean Power Plan" is good news for Wisconsin and the country. The decision means the high court recognizes the ample evidence of the CPP's potential of long-term harm. Read More »

Maine Increases Work Requirements for FoodShare, Enrollments Drop

MacIver News Service - After Maine implemented work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents participating in the FoodShare program, enrollment of those individuals dropped 80 percent, a recent article reports. Read More »

MacIver Institute Kicks Off a Month-Long Celebration of Act 10 and the Wisconsin Taxpayer

Press Release - It's working, Wisconsin. Taxpayers in the Badger State continue to benefit from Act 10 - collective bargaining reform - a full five years after Gov. Scott Walker introduced the landmark law. To celebrate a half decade of taxpayer savings thanks to Act 10, the MacIver Institute is kicking off a month-long celebration of Act 10 and the Wisconsin taxpayer. Read More »


Act 10 Saves Wisconsin Taxpayers More Than $5 Billion Over 5 Years, MacIver Analysis Finds

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 11, 2016 9:52 AM
Act 10 Saves Wisconsin Taxpayers More Than $5 Billion Over 5 Years, MacIver Analysis Finds

Press Release - Five years ago, Gov. Walker and the Republican legislature started their odyssey that resulted in the signing of Act 10, a milestone law that has saved Wisconsin taxpayers $5.24 billion, according to a new analysis by the MacIver Institute. Read More »

Protectionist Dentistry Legislation Makes its Way Through Capitol

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted February 10, 2016 10:40 AM
Protectionist Dentistry Legislation Makes its Way Through Capitol

MacIver News Service - As the spring legislative session wraps up, a flurry of bills are making their way through the committee process and onto the Senate and Assembly floors. Among a bevy of other legislation, the rumor mill has floated the idea that one particularly protectionist bill may be moving to the floor soon. Read More »

Supreme Court Delays Costly Power Plan, Wisconsin Celebrates

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 10, 2016 10:20 AM
Supreme Court Delays Costly Power Plan, Wisconsin Celebrates

The U.S. Supreme Court's surprise decision to delay the EPA's so-called "Clean Power Plan" is good news for Wisconsin and the country. The decision means the high court recognizes the ample evidence of the CPP's potential of long-term harm. Read More »

Maine Increases Work Requirements for FoodShare, Enrollments Drop

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted February 9, 2016 12:14 PM
Maine Increases Work Requirements for FoodShare, Enrollments Drop

MacIver News Service - After Maine implemented work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents participating in the FoodShare program, enrollment of those individuals dropped 80 percent, a recent article reports. Read More »

MacIver Institute Kicks Off a Month-Long Celebration of Act 10 and the Wisconsin Taxpayer

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 8, 2016 4:07 PM
MacIver Institute Kicks Off a Month-Long Celebration of Act 10 and the Wisconsin Taxpayer

Press Release - It's working, Wisconsin. Taxpayers in the Badger State continue to benefit from Act 10 - collective bargaining reform - a full five years after Gov. Scott Walker introduced the landmark law. To celebrate a half decade of taxpayer savings thanks to Act 10, the MacIver Institute is kicking off a month-long celebration of Act 10 and the Wisconsin taxpayer. Read More »

County Sales Tax for Roads is a Step Backward

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 8, 2016 10:03 AM
County Sales Tax for Roads is a Step Backward

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - A proposal to allow counties to raise taxes 0.5 percent to pay for road costs is on the highway to passage by the Assembly this week. This bill moves Wisconsin taxes in the wrong direction, fails to solve the long-term problem, and sets the state back in more ways than one. Read More »

MacIver Marketplace, 2-5-2016

Comments | By Nick Novak | Posted February 5, 2016 1:06 PM
MacIver Marketplace, 2-5-2016

This week's Marketplace highlights topics on education, labor policy, and Obamacare. Read More »

School Districts Skim Millions from Local Taxpayers, Some Blame School Choice

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 4, 2016 12:06 AM
School Districts Skim Millions from Local Taxpayers, Some Blame School Choice

More than 100 school districts were able to skim money from their local property taxpayers using a questionable calculation in the state's school choice program. This exemption from state-imposed revenue limits allowed districts to raise taxes millions in total beyond what they lost to choice schools, all while some blamed the choice program for the unnecessarily high tax levies. Read More »

Milwaukee's Lead Pipe Problem

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 3, 2016 12:05 AM
Milwaukee's Lead Pipe Problem

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - As Milwaukeeans are shipping bottled water off to Flint, Michigan residents, they are discovering that Milwaukee has its own lead pipe problem. But with the city obsessed over frivolities like streetcars and shrines to global warming, opportunities to fix the problem have passed by. Read More »

More Schools Participating in Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted February 2, 2016 12:05 AM
More Schools Participating in Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

MacIver News Service - Sixty-five percent more schools signed up to participate in the Wisconsin Parental Choice program (WPCP) in the coming school year, according to a School Choice Wisconsin press release. The number of schools increased from 82 in the 2015-16 school year to 135 for the next academic year. Read More »

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