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Do Taxpayers Benefit from Government Investing in Sports Arenas?

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - In 2012, the city of Phoenix put up $1.5 million for repairs to Maryvale, of which $1 million will be reimbursed by the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority in 2021. The city estimated the team brings $3 million annually in economic activity, according to the Arizona Republic. The Brewers lease requires the team to give a year's notice before moving. Read More »

Rep. Joel Kleefisch Shares his Thoughts on Right-to-Work

MacIver Perspective by Rep. Joel Kleefisch - This week, Wisconsin will become the 25th state in the nation to recognize the importance of worker freedom by sending "Right to Work" legislation to the Governor's desk. Read More »

UW Slush Fund more than Quadruples in Last Decade

The University of Wisconsin System may face harsh questioning from legislators following the release of a report by the Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB), which shows the university system's reserves grew at a very fast pace over the past decade. Read More »

UW Madison, Milwaukee Fail to Keep Records of Professor Teaching Loads

MacIver News Service - Two campuses - the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - do not keep centralized records of individual instructor teaching loads similar to all other schools in the system, according to open records requests filed by the MacIver News Service. Read More »

Experts Explain How Wisconsin would Benefit from Right-to-Work

MacIver News Service - With the legislative debate around right-to-work entering its second week in Wisconsin, the MacIver Institute decided to sit down with experts from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and the Heritage Foundation to discuss the impact of the law. Read More »


Do Taxpayers Benefit from Government Investing in Sports Arenas?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 4, 2015 4:00 AM
Do Taxpayers Benefit from Government Investing in Sports Arenas?

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - In 2012, the city of Phoenix put up $1.5 million for repairs to Maryvale, of which $1 million will be reimbursed by the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority in 2021. The city estimated the team brings $3 million annually in economic activity, according to the Arizona Republic. The Brewers lease requires the team to give a year's notice before moving. Read More »

Rep. Joel Kleefisch Shares his Thoughts on Right-to-Work

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 4, 2015 2:00 AM
Rep. Joel Kleefisch Shares his Thoughts on Right-to-Work

MacIver Perspective by Rep. Joel Kleefisch - This week, Wisconsin will become the 25th state in the nation to recognize the importance of worker freedom by sending "Right to Work" legislation to the Governor's desk. Read More »

UW Slush Fund more than Quadruples in Last Decade

Comments | Posted in mi investigations | By Nick Novak | Posted March 3, 2015 3:00 AM
UW Slush Fund more than Quadruples in Last Decade

The University of Wisconsin System may face harsh questioning from legislators following the release of a report by the Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB), which shows the university system's reserves grew at a very fast pace over the past decade. Read More »

UW Madison, Milwaukee Fail to Keep Records of Professor Teaching Loads

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted March 2, 2015 4:00 AM
UW Madison, Milwaukee Fail to Keep Records of Professor Teaching Loads

MacIver News Service - Two campuses - the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - do not keep centralized records of individual instructor teaching loads similar to all other schools in the system, according to open records requests filed by the MacIver News Service. Read More »

Experts Explain How Wisconsin would Benefit from Right-to-Work

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By Nick Novak | Posted March 2, 2015 3:00 AM

MacIver News Service - With the legislative debate around right-to-work entering its second week in Wisconsin, the MacIver Institute decided to sit down with experts from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and the Heritage Foundation to discuss the impact of the law. Read More »

Legislative Fiscal Bureau Finds Gov. Walker's Budget Will Finish With Surplus

Comments | Posted in News | By Matt Crumb | Posted February 27, 2015 11:10 AM
Legislative Fiscal Bureau Finds Gov. Walker's Budget Will Finish With Surplus

MacIver News Service - Wisconsin's non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) found that Gov. Scott Walker's 2015-17 budget will finish fiscal year 2016 (FY16) with a $92 million surplus and end FY17 $123 million in the black, according to a summary released Thursday. Read More »

As Responsibilities Dwindle, Does Wisconsin Need a Secretary of State?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted February 27, 2015 3:00 AM
As Responsibilities Dwindle, Does Wisconsin Need a Secretary of State?

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - Secretary of State Doug La Follette, the Milton Waddams of state government, is not happy with his new office assignment. Included in Governor Scott Walker's budget proposal is a plan to move La Follette into the Capitol basement to share office space with State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk. It may be the oddest pairing not on stage in a Neil Simon play. Read More »

Big Labor's Most Profane & Outrageous Signs at Anti-Right-to-Work Protest

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted February 26, 2015 12:32 PM
Big Labor's Most Profane & Outrageous Signs at Anti-Right-to-Work Protest

The energy and crowds are nothing like four years ago when Gov. Scott Walker and legislators passed Act 10 - which reformed public-sector collective bargaining privileges. But, the heated and over-the-top rhetoric from the left has not changed. Big Labor threw out all the punches during protests in Madison this week. Read More »

Assembly GOP Launches Website for Constituents to Voice Opinion on Right-to-Work

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted February 26, 2015 12:28 PM
Assembly GOP Launches Website for Constituents to Voice Opinion on Right-to-Work

MacIver News Service - Want to register your opinion on right-to-work, but don't have time to make it to the hearing on Monday? The Assembly GOP has launched a new website with information about right-to-work and a portal to instantly register your views on the bill moving through the legislature. Read More »

Wisconsin Senate Passes Right-to-Work, Bill Heads to Assembly

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted February 26, 2015 10:02 AM
Wisconsin Senate Passes Right-to-Work, Bill Heads to Assembly

MacIver News Service - The State Senate voted on Wednesday night to approve Senate Bill 44 (SB44), which would make Wisconsin the 25th right-to-work state in the country. Read More »

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