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Free Market Coalition To Gov. Evers: Continue To Cut Red Tape To Fight Pandemic

5 hours 23 min ago
March 31, 2020 After Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order to cut red tape on medical licensing, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), the Badger Institute, The MacIver Institute, and Americans for Prosperity (AFP) urge Governor Tony Evers and the state legislature to continue to cut red tape to fight the coronavirus …

Analysis: Governor Evers’ Public Health Emergency Bill

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 16:06
Late on March 28, Governor Evers leaked a 65-page bill that he had presented to Republicans. We've looked through his bill and laid out our analysis of what it would do if it were to pass through the legislature as presented.   Read More Analysis: Governor Evers’ Public Health Emergency Bill

The Election Must Go On

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 12:17
"Regular elections are a symbol of both the strength of our civil institutions and ability to come together under the most trying of circumstances." This reason among many is why Senator Stroebel firmly believes that Wisconsin's April election must not be cancelled and must not be moved.   Read More The Election Must Go On

State Committed to In-Person Voting on April 7

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 17:21
National Guard Will Man the Polls if Necessary Lawsuits Claim In-Person Voting Not Possible, Demand Absentee Voting Only Local Officials Exploiting Photo ID Law Loopholes, Encouraging Absentee Voters to Lie on Forms  Read More State Committed to In-Person Voting on April 7

A Crisis of Leadership

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 01:00
Governor Evers’ shutdown order debacle demonstrates once again that he is simply not up to the task of leading Wisconsin   Guest Perspective by Dan O’Donnell   Great leaders aren’t born; they’re made—forged by the moments that end up defining them.  The greatest crises, then, the most challenging moments, can make the greatest leaders.  But …

DHS Warns 1,500 Wisconsinites Dead In Two Weeks

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 16:18
By Bill Osmulski - Gov. Evers issues a month-long shelter-in-place order. DHS Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm warns that on our current path, 22,000 people will catch the virus within the next two weeks and anywhere between 440 – 1,500 people will die. Right now, as of Mar. 24th, only 441 people have Coronavirus and 5 have died.  Read More DHS Warns 1,500 Wisconsinites Dead In Two Weeks

Wisconsin COVID-19 Updates

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 08:54
The MacIver Institute has maintained a detailed record of DHS' day-to-day Coronavirus data releases. Here is the information you've been looking for.  Read More Wisconsin COVID-19 Updates

MacIver News Minute: Say Thank You!

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 14:16
Mar. 19, 2020 We’re all in this together.

New PSC Member Will Vote On Issues Affecting Former Employer

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 09:33
Some might say Tyler Huebner faces an ethical decision during his first week with the Public Service Commission (PSC) that could mean a nice payday for one of his former partners. The PSC, on the other hand, says it’s not an issue.  Read More New PSC Member Will Vote On Issues Affecting Former Employer

Is It “Reckless Abandon” To Read A Bill Before Voting?

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 15:13
A Milwaukee Democrat accuses Wisconsin Republican Congressmen of "neglect and willful ignorance drenched in reckless abandon" for voting no on a bill they weren't given time to read.  Read More Is It “Reckless Abandon” To Read A Bill Before Voting?

Why Schools Are Worried About Shutdown Costs, Despite Secure Funding Sources

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 10:21
Why would you only pay your hourly workers for two weeks during the shutdown if your funding is already secure for the year? MacIver News found the answer.  Read More Why Schools Are Worried About Shutdown Costs, Despite Secure Funding Sources

Freedom In A Time Of Panic

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 02:00
As Governor Evers ups restrictions to public gatherings, businesses, and places of worship, Dan O’Donnell writes about the crucial need to stop the spread of governmental intrusion on individual liberties.  Read More Freedom In A Time Of Panic

Overwhelming Support For Raise The Age To 21 Bill At Senate Hearing

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 11:29
The Raise the Age to Use Tobacco to 21 bill received widespread support at a hearing last week in the Senate.  Read More Overwhelming Support For Raise The Age To 21 Bill At Senate Hearing

Press Release: Remembering Sunshine Week During The COVID Crisis

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 11:28
“We can’t allow our government to use this crisis to be less transparent,” Brett Healy said.  Read More Press Release: Remembering Sunshine Week During The COVID Crisis

MacIver News Minute: Don’t Panic

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 00:51
LISTEN - Be calm, be smart, and we'll all get through Coronavirus crisis together.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Don’t Panic

COVID-19 Timeline

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 19:51
WATCH - Over the past few days, society as we know it completely shutdown, and most of us are still trying to make sense of it all. This week's MacIver News Bulletin provides a timeline about how this pandemic developed over the past couple months and spread to Wisconsin.  Read More COVID-19 Timeline

The Most Dangerous Virus

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 03:45
Dan O’Donnell outlines some terrifying facts about the virus that the public simply must know about to stay safe Guest perspective by Dan O’Donnell The virus is spreading, and it’s growing more dangerous with each passing moment.  Each moment of inaction, indecisiveness, and incompetence is a moment that our chances of containment and recovery grow …

Act 10 Saves Wisconsin Taxpayers More Than $12 Billion, New Analysis Finds

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 00:00
On the 9th Anniversary of the signing of Act 10, MacIver updates the analysis of Act 10 taxpayer savings to find that the new total has reached an astonishing $12 billion dollars.   Read More Act 10 Saves Wisconsin Taxpayers More Than $12 Billion, New Analysis Finds

Act 10 $12 Billion Total Savings 2020

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 23:58

ACT Scores Decrease Slightly, Graduation Rate Increases Slightly

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 11:50
Data Release 2020: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction releases new data on student performance and achievement.  Read More ACT Scores Decrease Slightly, Graduation Rate Increases Slightly

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