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Wisconsin Could Still Be Locked Down Today Under Evers’ “Badger Bounce Back” Plan

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 09:44
If Gov. Evers was able to stick with his Badger Bounce Back plan, then churches, schools, bars, and all other so-called non-essential businesses would still be closed. Wisconsin Dells, Door County, and all of Wisconsin’s other great resorts would be ghost towns. Even the Milwaukee Brewers’ American Family Park would be closed to the public if Gov. Evers’ plan was still in effect.  Read More Wisconsin Could Still Be Locked Down Today Under Evers’ “Badger Bounce Back” Plan

Questionable Curriculum: Germantown School District

Mon, 06/21/2021 - 14:45
Despite Superintendent's Denial, Critical Race Theory Is Found In Teacher Training And Other Materials  Read More Questionable Curriculum: Germantown School District

Republicans’ Proposed Tax Cuts A Boon To Wisconsin’s Economy

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 02:30
With an unprecedented $5.87 billion budget surplus expected by the end of the upcoming biennium, Dan O'Donnell writes that Legislative Republicans’ proposed $3.4 billion tax cut makes perfect sense…which is why Governor Evers will almost certainly veto it.  Read More Republicans’ Proposed Tax Cuts A Boon To Wisconsin’s Economy

Budget Blog: JFC To Approve Up To $4 Billion in Tax Cuts

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 10:23
Rep. Born confirms JFC will approve up to $4 billion in tax cuts.  Read More Budget Blog: JFC To Approve Up To $4 Billion in Tax Cuts

Use “Unprecedented” Surplus To Move Wisconsin To A Fair Flat Tax

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 07:33
Let's use the good news that tax collections will be $818 million more than anticipated to move Wisconsin to a 3% flat tax for everyone  Read More Use “Unprecedented” Surplus To Move Wisconsin To A Fair Flat Tax

Questionable Curriculum: Elmbrook School Board Tables Controversial Equity Non-Negotiables That Resemble Critical Race Theory

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 15:55
Elmbrook Parents Speak Up To Earn Major Victory But Wary Critical Race Theory Is Already In The Classroom   June 16, 2021 By Abbi Debelack Thanks to the hard work of concerned parents in the Elmbrook School District and their persistence in face of repeated obstacles, the administration’s divisive equity principles were removed from the …

Downtown Milwaukee At A Crossroads

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 08:44
After a wave of extreme violence at the Water Street bar district over the weekend, Dan O’Donnell writes that Milwaukee can either crack down on lawlessness or surrender every part of the city.  Read More Downtown Milwaukee At A Crossroads

Why Democrats Want To Expand Medicaid

Mon, 06/14/2021 - 14:20
WATCH - Everyone who would qualify for free government health insurance under the Democrats' Medicaid expansion plan, already qualify for free private health insurance on the federal exchange. So why do Wisconsin Democrats insist on expanding government assistance to those who don't need it? It's all about the Benjamins.  Read More Why Democrats Want To Expand Medicaid

WI Dems: Labor Crisis Worse Because Pot is Illegal

Mon, 06/14/2021 - 14:14
WATCH - Rep. Gordon Hintz says not expanding BadgerCare and not legalizing pot are two top factors fueling Wisconsin's labor crisis. Speaker Robin Vos responds.  Read More WI Dems: Labor Crisis Worse Because Pot is Illegal

ICYMI: “Unprecedented” Tax Collections Lead To Immediate $2.6 Billion Surplus, Joint Finance Committee Votes On DOT And Stewardship

Mon, 06/14/2021 - 12:18
Last week, LFB reported that Wisconsin is expected to have a $2.6 billion surplus by the end of the month, JFC voted on the Department of Transportation and the Stewardship Program, the State Supreme Court ruled Dane County Health Officer's school closures unlawful, and Assembly Minority Leader Rep. Hintz suggested Medicaid expansion and legalizing weed will solve Wisconsin's labor shortage. All this and more, in case you missed it.  Read More ICYMI: “Unprecedented” Tax Collections Lead To Immediate $2.6 Billion Surplus, Joint Finance Committee Votes On DOT And Stewardship

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Dane County Public Health’s School Closure Order “Unlawful, Unenforceable”

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 15:42
The Wisconsin Supreme Court delivered a ruling that says local public health officials do not have statutory authority to close schools for a public health emergency: only the Department of Health Services can do that. The Court also ruled that Dane County's Public Health Official violated religious liberties by closing all Dane County schools, including religious private schools, to in-person learning.   Read More Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Dane County Public Health’s School Closure Order “Unlawful, Unenforceable”

A Sunk Cost Goes Completely Underwater 

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 08:17
The Hop streetcar in Milwaukee was always a massive boondoggle but, as Dan O’Donnell writes, its problems are now worse than ever.  Read More A Sunk Cost Goes Completely Underwater 

Budget Blog: How Much Land Does Government In Wisconsin Need To Own?

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 15:20
Stewardship vote today How much government-owned land is enough in Wisconsin? 20%? 30%? 50%?   The Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program is scheduled for a vote today in the Joint Committee on Finance. The Finance Committee is finishing up its work on Governor Evers’ 2021-2023 state budget proposal. There is speculation that Republicans on the Finance Committee …

The Mules With The Spinning Wheel

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 07:51
Dan O’Donnell explains why Governor Evers and Legislative Democrats are foolish to propose spending practically every last cent of Wisconsin’s newfound $4.4 billion budgetary windfall.  Read More The Mules With The Spinning Wheel

The MacIver Weekly Disease Brief: COVID-19 In Wisconsin

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 07:00
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

Budget Blog: “Unprecedented” Tax Collections Give Wisconsin $2.6 Billion Surplus In Current Fiscal Year

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 14:40
The Legislative Fiscal Bureau's newly released revenue re-estimates show an unexpected $2.6 billion general fund surplus by the end of FY2021, and an even bigger $5.87 billion surplus by the end of the 2021-2023 budget. This is thanks in part to an “unprecedented” $4.4 billion more in tax collections over previous estimates.  Read More Budget Blog: “Unprecedented” Tax Collections Give Wisconsin $2.6 Billion Surplus In Current Fiscal Year

Prove it! Evers Doesn’t Believe Employers On Labor Crisis

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 07:06
WATCH - Gov. Tony Evers says there's no data to prove people would be better off working, or even that they would work, if Wisconsin ended the $300 a week unemployment bonus. He says employers are seeking "a solution to a problem that may not exist."  Read More Prove it! Evers Doesn’t Believe Employers On Labor Crisis

ICYMI: Bills Introduced To Prohibit Teaching CRT, JFC Votes On DNR And DWD, Hearing Held On Bills Prohibiting Vaccine Discrimination

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 10:58
Catch up on the latest happenings in Madison over the past week. The Joint Finance Committee took action on unemployment insurance and DNR, Republican legislators introduced bills to prevent teaching and training on Critical Race Theory across the state, and a hearing was held on bills to prevent discrimination based on COVID-19 vaccination and other immunization statuses.   Read More ICYMI: Bills Introduced To Prohibit Teaching CRT, JFC Votes On DNR And DWD, Hearing Held On Bills Prohibiting Vaccine Discrimination

Wisconsin’s Top Issue: Labor Crisis or Equity?

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 10:20
WATCH - Senator Devin LeMahieu says the labor crisis is the top issue facing Wisconsin. Gov. Tony Evers says the top issue facing Wisconsin is equity and inclusion. What do you think?  Read More Wisconsin’s Top Issue: Labor Crisis or Equity?

LISTEN - Rep. Tom Tiffany just got back

Fri, 06/04/2021 - 13:52
LISTEN - Rep. Tom Tiffany just got back from a trip to Panama, where he was investigating America's border crisis from a different angle. He talked to MacIver about the humanitarian and security crisis that Joe Biden created with his open borders policy.  Read More

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