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Vindication, Cash Coming to Conservative Groups Targeted By IRS

By M.D. Kittle - Marve Munyon and the Rock River Patriots were pushed around by the Internal Revenue Service for more than two years. Now they're about to be paid for the IRS' bureaucratic transgressions. Read More »

Media Is Deeply Confused Over Why Obamacare Is Collapsing

By Chris Rochester - Instead of describing Obamacare's fundamental flaws, illegal subsidies to insurance companies, and catastrophic premium increases, some in the media are pointing the finger at potential "confusion" among customers as the reason why the former President Obama's signature law continues to crater. Read More »

House Republicans Present Tax Reform Bill

MacIver News Service - For years, Republicans have argued that federal taxes and spending levels are too high. Now, with a Republican president and majorities in the House and Senate, it's time to back those words with action. On Thursday, Congress released its plan for the first major tax code overhaul since 1986. Read More »

Obamacare "Death Spiral" Hits Wisconsin Insurance Market

By Chris Rochester - Wednesday marked the first day of the six-week open enrollment season for 2018 Obamacare plans, a time when many Wisconsinites shopping for health insurance will be hit with yet another year of sticker shock. Premiums are up 36 percent and 75,000 people will lose their coverage at the end of the year. Read More »

Senate Stalls, Assembly Takes Lead This Week On Mining Bill Debate

By M.D. Kittle - The Senate doesn't have the votes, so the Republican-controlled Assembly is stepping up to take on a mining bill that proponents say would be a huge boon to northern Wisconsin. Read More »


Vindication, Cash Coming to Conservative Groups Targeted By IRS

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 6, 2017 5:00 AM
Vindication, Cash Coming to Conservative Groups Targeted By IRS

By M.D. Kittle - Marve Munyon and the Rock River Patriots were pushed around by the Internal Revenue Service for more than two years. Now they're about to be paid for the IRS' bureaucratic transgressions. Read More »

Kasich Was For Partisan Redistricting Before He Was Against It

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 3, 2017 9:23 AM
Kasich Was For Partisan Redistricting Before He Was Against It

By M.D. Kittle - The outspoken Kasich was quiet when in 2011 the freshly elected Ohio governor voted for a legislative district map the left described as one of the most gerrymandered in the nation. Read More »

Media Is Deeply Confused Over Why Obamacare Is Collapsing

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 3, 2017 7:35 AM
Media Is Deeply Confused Over Why Obamacare Is Collapsing

By Chris Rochester - Instead of describing Obamacare's fundamental flaws, illegal subsidies to insurance companies, and catastrophic premium increases, some in the media are pointing the finger at potential "confusion" among customers as the reason why the former President Obama's signature law continues to crater. Read More »

House Republicans Present Tax Reform Bill

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 3, 2017 5:00 AM
House Republicans Present Tax Reform Bill

MacIver News Service - For years, Republicans have argued that federal taxes and spending levels are too high. Now, with a Republican president and majorities in the House and Senate, it's time to back those words with action. On Thursday, Congress released its plan for the first major tax code overhaul since 1986. Read More »

Steineke: Mining Bill Needs To Get Done Now

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 2, 2017 5:00 AM
Steineke: Mining Bill Needs To Get Done Now

By M.D. Kittle - Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke says the time is now to get a mining bill passed. That's why the Assembly is taking the lead on the Mining for America Act. Read More »

The Obamacare Nightmare Continues in 2018

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 1, 2017 10:35 AM
The Obamacare Nightmare Continues in 2018

Today is the first day of Obamacare's 2018 open enrollment period, a time when the horrors of Halloween will continue for hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites who are slapped with sticker shock as they shop for health insurance through Obamacare. Read More »

Obamacare "Death Spiral" Hits Wisconsin Insurance Market

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted November 1, 2017 9:26 AM
Obamacare

By Chris Rochester - Wednesday marked the first day of the six-week open enrollment season for 2018 Obamacare plans, a time when many Wisconsinites shopping for health insurance will be hit with yet another year of sticker shock. Premiums are up 36 percent and 75,000 people will lose their coverage at the end of the year. Read More »

Paul Ryan Talks Tax Reform In Darien

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MacIverNews | Posted October 31, 2017 1:56 PM

MacIver Video - House Speaker Paul Ryan met with small business owners in Darien, Wisconsin on Monday to promote Republican Tax Reform efforts in Washington. He says the plan will mean a simpler, cleaner tax code with fewer carve-outs for special interests. Of course, that also means a tough fight ahead. Still, with a Republican president and majorities in Congress, Ryan hopes to have the reforms in place by Jan. 1, 2018. MNS' Bill Osmulski has more. Read More »

Senate Stalls, Assembly Takes Lead This Week On Mining Bill Debate

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted October 30, 2017 5:10 AM
Senate Stalls, Assembly Takes Lead This Week On Mining Bill Debate

By M.D. Kittle - The Senate doesn't have the votes, so the Republican-controlled Assembly is stepping up to take on a mining bill that proponents say would be a huge boon to northern Wisconsin. Read More »

Making A Mad Man: Florida Man Pledges To Kill Police If Steven Avery Doesn't Get Fair Trial

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted October 30, 2017 5:00 AM
Making A Mad Man: Florida Man Pledges To Kill Police If Steven Avery Doesn't Get Fair Trial

Netflix's hit docuseries "Making a Murderer" made a lot of people mad. Alexander Leo Arledge was so angry he threatened to "execute" Manitowoc County law enforcement officials, according to documents obtained by MacIver News Service. Read More »

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