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Wisconsin Taxpayers Rejoice: $13.1 Billion in Tax Relief Since 2011
It’s Still Working Wisconsin $7.2 billion in income and sale tax cuts, $5.8 billion in property tax cuts, and $131 million in general fund tax cuts total staggering figure – but some of the most sizable tax cuts, such as those stemming from Act 10, aren’t even included in the figure   By Ola Lisowski …
Gov. Evers’ Task Force Should Avoid Drug-Depriving Decisions
By Brett Healy - While the cost of drugs is certainly a serious concern, free market advocates, and humans in general, worry that efforts to control drug costs based on a cost-benefit analysis of certain therapies will literally lead the government to make life or death decisions for us.  Read More Gov. Evers’ Task Force Should Avoid Drug-Depriving Decisions
Milwaukee Forcing Businesses To “Voluntarily” Sign Labor Agreements
It might be illegal for the City of Milwaukee to force businesses to sign community partnership agreements, but the common council wants them to know – it will be a factor in decisions affecting that business.  Read More Milwaukee Forcing Businesses To “Voluntarily” Sign Labor Agreements
MacIver News Minute: Fed Minimum Wage Bill Puts Disabled Workers At Risk
The House of Representatives recently passed a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. While the Democrats who control the House talk about looking out for the little guy, one group would be decimated by a $15 an hour minimum wage – the Differently Abled.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Fed Minimum Wage Bill Puts Disabled Workers At Risk
Why Did MPS Leaders Protest More Federal Money?
Special Guest Perspective by Sen. Dale Kooyenga - When a new idea is proposed, whether that be an innovative new scholarship program from Secretary DeVos or the New Opportunity for Milwaukee proposed by Sen. Darling and me several years ago, we see a small percentage of people employed within those calcified systems making a lot of noise to resist change.  Read More Why Did MPS Leaders Protest More Federal Money?
Meet Milwaukee’s North Side Water Entrepreneurs
Meet three young entrepreneurs on Milwaukee’s impoverished north side who would rather hustle selling bottled water car-to-car than beg “for other people’s money.” MNM’s Bill Osmulski brings you their uplifting story.  Read More Meet Milwaukee’s North Side Water Entrepreneurs
Sign Of The Times
Dan O’Donnell on how a sign on a Milwaukee-area Boston Market is a warning sign for Wisconsin about the state of K-12 education  Read More Sign Of The Times
MacIver News Minute: Wisconsin’s Education Crisis
The latest achievement results are in for Wisconsin's education system, but achievement might not be the best description. Only 39 percent of students are proficient at English and only 40 percent are proficient at math. It's an education crisis that the state's top officials want to ignore. What did DPI Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor and the former DPI Superintendent, now Gov. Tony Evers have to say about these dismal results? Crickets...  Read More MacIver News Minute: Wisconsin’s Education Crisis