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REPORT: Right to Work, Low Tax States Have Better Employment Growth

MacIver News Service - Employment growth since 1990 has been dominated by states that are right-to-work and have low income taxes according to a new report from non-partisan Opportunity Ohio. Read More »

Longtime Protester Miles Kristan Arrested After Asking Peter Barca a Question

MacIver News Service - Protester Miles Kristan was arrested on July 31st after trying to ask Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca a question. Barca refused to answer and shortly after Kristan was arrested by what he says was seven Capitol Police officers. The MacIver Institute recently spoke with Kristan and he told his side of the story. Read More »

Taxpayer Resources Appear to Have Been Widely Used to Lobby Erpenbach on Act 10

MacIver Investigations - After a failed legal battle with the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) turned over 1,571 separate emails containing over 2,100 total pages from public employees across the state and country who contacted him about Act 10. Read More »

Boycott of Local Business by Union Member Backfires

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - I'll grant that the pizza at Maria's Pizzaria is good and relatively inexpensive. But it was not the large rectangular pizzas with the thin crust and lots of toppings that was attracting new business. Although you could not tell it Tuesday night, Maria's Pizzaria is the target of a boycott. Read More »

Paul Ryan: Renewing the American Idea

MacIver News Service - U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) spoke at a luncheon hosted by the MacIver Institute recently about his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea. Ryan highlighted his vision for the country and what needs to be done to move it in the right direction. Read More »


REPORT: Right to Work, Low Tax States Have Better Employment Growth

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted August 27, 2014 8:33 AM
REPORT: Right to Work, Low Tax States Have Better Employment Growth

MacIver News Service - Employment growth since 1990 has been dominated by states that are right-to-work and have low income taxes according to a new report from non-partisan Opportunity Ohio. Read More »

Longtime Protester Miles Kristan Arrested After Asking Peter Barca a Question

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By Nick Novak | Posted August 27, 2014 3:00 AM

MacIver News Service - Protester Miles Kristan was arrested on July 31st after trying to ask Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca a question. Barca refused to answer and shortly after Kristan was arrested by what he says was seven Capitol Police officers. The MacIver Institute recently spoke with Kristan and he told his side of the story. Read More »

Taxpayer Resources Appear to Have Been Widely Used to Lobby Erpenbach on Act 10

Comments | Posted in mi investigations | By Nick Novak | Posted August 26, 2014 3:00 AM
Taxpayer Resources Appear to Have Been Widely Used to Lobby Erpenbach on Act 10

MacIver Investigations - After a failed legal battle with the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) turned over 1,571 separate emails containing over 2,100 total pages from public employees across the state and country who contacted him about Act 10. Read More »

Boycott of Local Business by Union Member Backfires

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted August 26, 2014 2:00 AM
Boycott of Local Business by Union Member Backfires

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - I'll grant that the pizza at Maria's Pizzaria is good and relatively inexpensive. But it was not the large rectangular pizzas with the thin crust and lots of toppings that was attracting new business. Although you could not tell it Tuesday night, Maria's Pizzaria is the target of a boycott. Read More »

Paul Ryan: Renewing the American Idea

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By Nick Novak | Posted August 25, 2014 10:56 AM

MacIver News Service - U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) spoke at a luncheon hosted by the MacIver Institute recently about his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea. Ryan highlighted his vision for the country and what needs to be done to move it in the right direction. Read More »

Paul Ryan Speaks about His New Book at MacIver Institute Luncheon

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted August 24, 2014 8:03 PM
Paul Ryan Speaks about His New Book at MacIver Institute Luncheon

From CBS58 Milwaukee - Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) spoke at an event hosted by the MacIver Institute last Thursday. Coverage of the event from CBS58 is below. Read More »

Scott Walker to Mary Burke: How Would You Make Up $3 billion in Savings from Act 10?

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted August 20, 2014 3:58 PM
Scott Walker to Mary Burke: How Would You Make Up $3 billion in Savings from Act 10?

MacIver News Service - Gov. Scott Walker called out Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke on Wednesday, asking her to detail what she would do to make up the savings achieved through Act 10. Read More »

Goldwater Institute Proposes Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By Nick Novak | Posted August 20, 2014 9:30 AM

MacIver News Service - The MacIver Institute recently spoke with Nick Dranias, Director of the Center for Constitutional Government at the Goldwater Institute about the federal government's ever-increasing debt. Dranias is working with states to use their power through Article V of the U.S. Constitution to approve a balanced budget constitutional amendment. Read More »

To Stop Income Drain, Wisconsin Must Continue Reforming and Reducing Taxes According to New Report

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted August 18, 2014 12:00 PM
To Stop Income Drain, Wisconsin Must Continue Reforming and Reducing Taxes According to New Report

MacIver Perspectives by Brett Healy - Wisconsin is headed in the right direction, but there is still a lot of work to do because too many of our fellow Wisconsinites are leaving the state for better tax climates and taking their money with them. On average, Wisconsin loses $136 million a year in adjusted gross income (AGI) from residents moving to other states. Read More »

Four Years Later - Another Liberal Group Whining about (Not-So) High-Speed Rail?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted August 18, 2014 3:00 AM
Four Years Later - Another Liberal Group Whining about (Not-So) High-Speed Rail?

MacIver Perspectives by James Wigderson - Drivers along I-94 near Oconomowoc may have noticed a new billboard attempting to distract them. The Environmental Law and Policy Center, based in Chicago, is trying to revive the debate over so-called high speed rail. Read More »

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