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The Hidden Danger of Marijuana Legalization

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 00:00
Wisconsin already has a drinking problem. Data from Colorado shows that Governor Evers' pitch to legalize marijuana would more than likely make our drunk driving problem even worse. Dan O'Donnell discusses.  Read More The Hidden Danger of Marijuana Legalization

The MacIver Weekly Disease Brief: COVID-19 In Wisconsin

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 06:00
The MacIver Institute has maintained a detailed record of DHS' day-to-day Coronavirus data and emergency order releases. Here is the information you've been looking for.  Read More The MacIver Weekly Disease Brief: COVID-19 In Wisconsin

An Unserious Budget from an Unserious Governor

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 00:01
Dan O’Donnell dissects Governor Evers’ Budget Address, which sounded a lot more like a re-election campaign kickoff than a major policy speech.  Read More An Unserious Budget from an Unserious Governor

Senate Votes to Stop Church Closures and Mandatory Vaccinations

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 16:16
The Wisconsin State Senate approved a series of bills to protect individual rights amidst the COVID crisis on Tuesday afternoon.  Read More Senate Votes to Stop Church Closures and Mandatory Vaccinations

MI Perspectives: Gaslighting Marijuana

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 11:32
Pot is not the panacea that is being presented to the public   A Column By Representative Barbara Dittrich (R-Oconomowc)   The nationwide push to legalize marijuana state by state may make its passage SEEM like an inevitability to the public. However, Americans are smart to question this push, examine the facts, and slow down …

Wisconsin Union Membership Has Dropped 41% Since 2009

Mon, 02/15/2021 - 10:02
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently published its annual report on union membership in 2020. The data shows union membership rates increased slightly in 2020, but on the whole, union membership continues to decline in Wisconsin and in the United States.  Read More Wisconsin Union Membership Has Dropped 41% Since 2009

Act 10 at 10: Remembering the Riots

Mon, 02/15/2021 - 08:09
WATCH - After Republicans introduced the budget repair bill, the government unions unleashed a mob on the capitol that occupied the building for three weeks and attempted to intimidate Republican lawmakers into caving. Here are the original MacIver News Service reports that chronicled the Act 10 Riots.  Read More Act 10 at 10: Remembering the Riots

MI Analysis: Is It Safe To Re-Open Schools?

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 11:27
In light of the debate surrounding whether or not it is safe to send kids back to schools for in-person instruction, the MacIver Institute analyzed various studies to see what the data had to say about the in-school transmission of COVID-19.  Read More MI Analysis: Is It Safe To Re-Open Schools?

The Senate Trying a Private Citizen is the Real Danger to Democracy

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 07:11
  Democrats have spent weeks screaming about how the Capitol riot was the gravest threat to democracy since 9/11.  In reality, their response to it has been.   February 12, 2021 Perspective by Dan O’Donnell   For more than a month now, Democrats and their allies in the media have been in a state of …

Act 10 At 10: Mike Huebsch On The Origins Of Act 10

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 14:07
WATCH - Shortly after Gov. Walker won his recall election in 2012, The MacIver News Service interviewed DOA Secretary Mike Huebsch about Act 10. In these never-before-seen interview clips, Huebsch describes the dire financial situation that Wisconsin faced when Walker took office and why they determined collective bargaining reform was the only way to fix it.  Read More Act 10 At 10: Mike Huebsch On The Origins Of Act 10

MacIver News Minute: Act 10 At 10

Wed, 02/10/2021 - 23:25
LISTEN - Today marks the ten year anniversary of Act 10, Scott Walker’s most consequential government reform and clearly our state’s most successful public policy initiative by far.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Act 10 At 10

DHS Drops Flawed COVID Formula, Just As MacIver Predicted Last Year

Wed, 02/10/2021 - 14:14
This decision by DHS to abandon its flawed “by person” formula validates and vindicates the MacIver Institute report, which PolitiFact still labels as a “Pants on fire” lie.  Read More DHS Drops Flawed COVID Formula, Just As MacIver Predicted Last Year

Definitive Proof That PolitiFact Wisconsin is Politicizing Truth

Wed, 02/10/2021 - 00:00
Did Democrats really get 20% less dishonest over the past decade, or has PolitiFact Wisconsin been grading them less critically? Dan O’Donnell does a deep dive into the data to prove that PolitiFact Wisconsin has become little more than a left-wing attack dog.  Read More Definitive Proof That PolitiFact Wisconsin is Politicizing Truth

Act 10 at 10: Total Taxpayer Savings Hits $13.9 Billion

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 22:57
Ultimately, Act 10 finally put the State of Wisconsin, local governments and school districts back on a solid financial footing.  More importantly, Act 10 ultimately put Wisconsin taxpayers back in charge of our government and back in control of our future.  Read More Act 10 at 10: Total Taxpayer Savings Hits $13.9 Billion

Governor Evers Vetoes $100 Million In COVID-19 Relief, Suspension Of One-Week Waiting Period To Receive UI, & Crucial Liberty Protections

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 14:48
When Governor Evers vetoed AB 1 last week, he vetoed key protections for Wisconsinites against government overreach during COVID-19 and he vetoed hundreds of millions in COVID-19 aid. He also declared a new COVID-19 state of emergency that nullifies SJR 3. Read for further details and legislative reactions.   Read More Governor Evers Vetoes $100 Million In COVID-19 Relief, Suspension Of One-Week Waiting Period To Receive UI, & Crucial Liberty Protections

The Tyranny of Emergency

Fri, 02/05/2021 - 00:00
Governor Evers has now declared his sixth state of public health emergency for COVID-19 in less than a year. This is the same kind of tyrannical behavior that Democrats warned us about in Donald Trump, only this time, they're applauding it. Dan O'Donnell discusses.  Read More The Tyranny of Emergency

Wisconsin’s Miraculous Vanishing Ballot Rejection Rate

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 07:22
The Wisconsin Elections Commission released new data last week that shows a stunning anomaly in the rejection rate of absentee ballots during the 2020 November election. Dan O'Donnell dives into the report's improbable numbers.  Read More Wisconsin’s Miraculous Vanishing Ballot Rejection Rate

MI Research: What Does Freedom, Inc. Believe And Why Won’t The Mainstream Media Talk About Their Radical Beliefs?

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 00:00
As Madison-based, vocally anti-police Freedom, Inc. is beginning to play a bigger role in public policy debates, MacIver decided to take a deep dive into what they believe, what they teach the community, and how much money they're getting from Wisconsin taxpayers.   Read More MI Research: What Does Freedom, Inc. Believe And Why Won’t The Mainstream Media Talk About Their Radical Beliefs?

Wisconsin’s Mask Mandate Hasn’t Worked and Here’s the Proof

Fri, 01/29/2021 - 08:16
Dan O’Donnell dives into the data to show that Governor Evers’ mask mandate hasn’t been effective in either stopping the spread of COVID-19 or preventing deaths from it. January 29, 2021 Perspective by Dan O’Donnell To believe liberals is to believe that Wisconsin narrowly averted a catastrophe Thursday when the State Assembly decided at the …

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