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Friedman Foundation Study Puts Milwaukee Voucher Savings at $128 Million from 2009-2011

Americans have saved more than $1.7 billion in educational costs between 1991 and 2011 thanks to school choice programs. More than $238 million of that came from the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP). Read More »

Any Education Plan, Even If Plagiarized, Is Better For Public Debate Than No Plan At All

James Wigderson, Special Guest Perspective for the MacIver Institute. With serious educational challenges in front of us, Wisconsinites deserve a genuine and frank discussion of ideas to help our children succeed. Read More »

WI Superintendent Tony Evers Lauds Reforms, Calls for Stronger Funding in 2014 State of Education Speech

Evers also launched the "Promoting Excellence for All" website to address the state's chronic achievement gap problems. by Christian D'Andrea MacIver Institute Education Policy Analyst Wisconsin State Superintendent Tony Evers spoke in front of a crowded rotunda at the State... Read More »

Did Mary Burke Admit She has No New Policy Ideas by Plagiarizing Her Jobs Plan?

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - So what exactly are Mary Burke's plans if she becomes governor? Buzzfeed broke a second story about Burke's campaign taking passages almost verbatim from other candidates' public policy positions and using them as her own. Read More »

Wisconsin Obamacare Exchange Insurance Rates Released for 2015

MacIver News Service - The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) released 2015 rates on Wednesday for the Affordable Care Act Exchange in Wisconsin and the average plan premium will increase by three percent. Read More »


State Legislators Want to End Business Personal Property Tax

Comments | Posted in News | By Matt Crumb | Posted October 1, 2014 8:09 AM
State Legislators Want to End Business Personal Property Tax

Multiple members of the Legislative Council's Steering Committee on Personal Property Tax (PPT) have concluded that the time has come to end this tax on Wisconsin businesses. Eight of nine legislators on the Steering Committee submitted their final statements on the tax earlier this month after hearing from dozens of witnesses in three official meetings over the summer. Read More »

Friedman Foundation Study Puts Milwaukee Voucher Savings at $128 Million from 2009-2011

Comments | Posted in News | By Policy Staff | Posted October 1, 2014 12:00 AM
Friedman Foundation Study Puts Milwaukee Voucher Savings at $128 Million from 2009-2011

Americans have saved more than $1.7 billion in educational costs between 1991 and 2011 thanks to school choice programs. More than $238 million of that came from the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP). Read More »

Any Education Plan, Even If Plagiarized, Is Better For Public Debate Than No Plan At All

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 29, 2014 4:12 PM
Any Education Plan, Even If Plagiarized, Is Better For Public Debate Than No Plan At All

James Wigderson, Special Guest Perspective for the MacIver Institute. With serious educational challenges in front of us, Wisconsinites deserve a genuine and frank discussion of ideas to help our children succeed. Read More »

WI Superintendent Tony Evers Lauds Reforms, Calls for Stronger Funding in 2014 State of Education Speech

Comments | Posted in News | By Policy Staff | Posted September 25, 2014 1:32 PM
WI Superintendent Tony Evers Lauds Reforms, Calls for Stronger Funding in 2014 State of Education Speech

Evers also launched the "Promoting Excellence for All" website to address the state's chronic achievement gap problems. by Christian D'Andrea MacIver Institute Education Policy Analyst Wisconsin State Superintendent Tony Evers spoke in front of a crowded rotunda at the State... Read More »

Data Shows That MPS Schools More Likely to See Violent Crimes Than 2R Charters, Voucher Schools

Comments | Posted in News | By Policy Staff | Posted September 25, 2014 10:28 AM
Data Shows That MPS Schools More Likely to See Violent Crimes Than 2R Charters, Voucher Schools

Teachers and administrators in Milwaukee Public Schools are more than twice as likely to have to call the police in their classrooms than staff in the city's voucher and independent charter schools. Read More »

Did Mary Burke Admit She has No New Policy Ideas by Plagiarizing Her Jobs Plan?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted September 25, 2014 3:00 AM
Did Mary Burke Admit She has No New Policy Ideas by Plagiarizing Her Jobs Plan?

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - So what exactly are Mary Burke's plans if she becomes governor? Buzzfeed broke a second story about Burke's campaign taking passages almost verbatim from other candidates' public policy positions and using them as her own. Read More »

Wisconsin Obamacare Exchange Insurance Rates Released for 2015

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted September 24, 2014 10:25 AM
Wisconsin Obamacare Exchange Insurance Rates Released for 2015

MacIver News Service - The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) released 2015 rates on Wednesday for the Affordable Care Act Exchange in Wisconsin and the average plan premium will increase by three percent. Read More »

Mary Burke Wrong to Oppose School Choice Program that Saved Taxpayers $300 Million

Comments | Posted in mi reports | By Policy Staff | Posted September 24, 2014 3:00 AM
Mary Burke Wrong to Oppose School Choice Program that Saved Taxpayers $300 Million

In a statement rooted in opposition of vouchers and school choice, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said "We have to get out of the ideological warfare on this, and let's just talk dollars and cents." Here's a good place to start: the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program has saved the state more than $300 million dollars since its inception. Read More »

State Report Cards: Madison School District Improves Slightly To Earn C+

Comments | Posted in News | By Policy Staff | Posted September 24, 2014 2:00 AM
State Report Cards: Madison School District Improves Slightly To Earn C+

The Madison Metropolitan School District earned the equivalent of a "C+" when it came to educating students in 2013-2014. The latest version of the Department of Public Instruction's School Report Cards shows that the district's 53 schools received an average score of 69.8 out of 100 to fall near the top of the "Meets Expectations" category of the state metric. Read More »

Rapid Growth in Wisconsin's Medicaid Program Could Cause Strain on State Budget

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted September 22, 2014 1:54 PM
Rapid Growth in Wisconsin's Medicaid Program Could Cause Strain on State Budget

MacIver News Service - The Department of Health Services (DHS) has requested a $2.78 billion increase in funding for the 2015-17 biennium. The new dollars would grow the agency's total budget to nearly $23 billion, or roughly one-third of the entire state budget. Read More »

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