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Joint Finance Hits the Road for Foxconn

By Ola Lisowski - The Joint Committee on Finance hit the road on Tuesday, holding a public hearing on Foxconn at Gateway Technical College in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. The budget committee met for five and a half hours and heard testimony from a range of people, from invited state officials to concerned citizens. Read More »

What Gottlieb Forgot To Tell You

By Brett Healy - It would appear the MacIver Institute's look into wasteful transportation projects and practices in Wisconsin has struck a nerve. It certainly has with former state Department of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb. Mr. Gottlieb apparently took offense with every item on our list and decided to re-enter the public debate on the need for a gas tax increase in Wisconsin. Read More »

Venezuelan Student Condemns UW's Award to Supporter of Venezuelan Dictatorship

By Jessica Murphy and Ola Lisowski - A Venezuelan student now studying in America is speaking out against the University of Wisconsin's forthcoming award to Tariq Ali, a supporter of socialist dictatorships including those of Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro. Read More »

UPDATED: Assembly Passes Foxconn Incentives Package on Bipartisan Vote

MacIver News Service - Foxconn Technology Group is one step closer to breaking ground in Wisconsin after the Republican-led Assembly passed a $3 billion incentives bill on Thursday evening after seven hours of debate. Read More »

Walker Takes Aim At Foxconn Pennsylvania Spin

M.D. Kittle - In a key way, Foxconn didn't leave Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania left Foxconn, according to administration officials. Read More »


Joint Finance Hits the Road for Foxconn

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 22, 2017 4:20 PM
Joint Finance Hits the Road for Foxconn

By Ola Lisowski - The Joint Committee on Finance hit the road on Tuesday, holding a public hearing on Foxconn at Gateway Technical College in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. The budget committee met for five and a half hours and heard testimony from a range of people, from invited state officials to concerned citizens. Read More »

What Gottlieb Forgot To Tell You

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 21, 2017 10:31 AM
What Gottlieb Forgot To Tell You

By Brett Healy - It would appear the MacIver Institute's look into wasteful transportation projects and practices in Wisconsin has struck a nerve. It certainly has with former state Department of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb. Mr. Gottlieb apparently took offense with every item on our list and decided to re-enter the public debate on the need for a gas tax increase in Wisconsin. Read More »

Venezuelan Student Condemns UW's Award to Supporter of Venezuelan Dictatorship

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 21, 2017 5:00 AM
Venezuelan Student Condemns UW's Award to Supporter of Venezuelan Dictatorship

By Jessica Murphy and Ola Lisowski - A Venezuelan student now studying in America is speaking out against the University of Wisconsin's forthcoming award to Tariq Ali, a supporter of socialist dictatorships including those of Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro. Read More »

Vos: Assembly's Goal is to Finish Budget by End of Summer

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 18, 2017 12:49 PM

MacIver News Service - Immediately after the Foxconn vote, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos​ told reporters yesterday his goal is to pass a budget by the end of summer, which is Sept. 22, echoing Governor Scott Walker​'s comments on Wednesday. His caveat: "If we can reach agreement." Read More »

Barca Slips Up After Dems Claim Foxconn Jobs Will Never Happen

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 18, 2017 11:04 AM

MacIver News Service - After Assembly Democrats spent hours doubting Foxconn jobs would actually materialize, Speaker Robin Vos caught Minority Leader Peter Barca in a moment of double-speak. Read More »

UPDATED: Assembly Passes Foxconn Incentives Package on Bipartisan Vote

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 17, 2017 3:27 PM
UPDATED: Assembly Passes Foxconn Incentives Package on Bipartisan Vote

MacIver News Service - Foxconn Technology Group is one step closer to breaking ground in Wisconsin after the Republican-led Assembly passed a $3 billion incentives bill on Thursday evening after seven hours of debate. Read More »

Walker Takes Aim At Foxconn Pennsylvania Spin

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 15, 2017 10:56 PM
Walker Takes Aim At Foxconn Pennsylvania Spin

M.D. Kittle - In a key way, Foxconn didn't leave Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania left Foxconn, according to administration officials. Read More »

Bond Rating Upgrade Latest Sign of State's Fiscal Health

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 15, 2017 2:20 PM
Bond Rating Upgrade Latest Sign of State's Fiscal Health

MacIver News Service - Earlier this month, Moody's upgraded Wisconsin long term debt to its highest levels since 1973. Wisconsin's General Obligation rating is now Aa1 - the second highest rating, just below Aaa. That's a sign that conservative reforms enacted over the past six years are working, Gov. Scott Walker said. Read More »

Assembly Committee Advances Historic Foxconn Incentives Package

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 14, 2017 5:56 PM
Assembly Committee Advances Historic Foxconn Incentives Package

MacIver News Service - On Monday, the Assembly Committee on Jobs and the Economy passed an amended $3 billion incentives package - the largest in state history. The 8-5 party-line vote followed two and a half hours of committee discussion, mostly around 23 amendments to the bill put forward by Democrats on the committee earlier Monday. Read More »

Assembly Republicans Set Amendments, Hearing On Foxconn Bill

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 11, 2017 3:58 PM
Assembly Republicans Set Amendments, Hearing On Foxconn Bill

By M.D. Kittle - Assembly Republicans rolled out a Substitute Amendment for their Foxconn incentives bill that Rep. Adam Neylon describes as "the very best bill we are able to draft at this time." Read More »

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