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Democrats continue pushing unnecessary, costly Medicaid expansion
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Democrats continue pushing unnecessary, costly Medicaid expansion

"Expanding Medicaid even further to include able-bodied individuals living above the poverty line would put an even greater weight on the taxpayer."

MacIver News Service sues Gov. Evers for equal access
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MacIver News Service sues Gov. Evers for equal access

Since Gov. Evers took office in January 2019, his administration has refused to include MacIver News Service reporters on invitations to press events, which makes it harder for the news outlet’s reporters to stay up-to-speed on the governor’s activities.

Car Buyers Face Fewer Choices, Higher Prices Unless Trump Reforms CAFE Mandate
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Car Buyers Face Fewer Choices, Higher Prices Unless Trump Reforms CAFE Mandate

If unchanged, the ultimate impact of these policies will be higher vehicle prices and fewer choices for consumers.

Education Activists Turn To Misinformation To Distort GOP Budget
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Education Activists Turn To Misinformation To Distort GOP Budget

Public education activists should be honest about the large increase and they should be grateful to taxpayers for the hard-earned dollars provided to fund it

MacIver Institute Applauds President Trump’s Efforts To Improve Health Care Price Transparency
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MacIver Institute Applauds President Trump’s Efforts To Improve Health Care Price Transparency

"When patients don’t know what they will be paying for a procedure, whether through insurance or out-of-pocket, there is no downward pressure on prices that is usually part of a healthy market."

Rep. Taylor, Democrats mock the Obamacare exchange and the affordability of ACA health insurance
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Rep. Taylor, Democrats mock the Obamacare exchange and the affordability of ACA health insurance

"Expanding Medicaid even further to include able-bodied individuals living above the poverty line would put an even greater weight on the taxpayer."

Gov. Evers Continues to Ban MacIver News Service From Press Briefings, Press Office Emails
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Gov. Evers Continues to Ban MacIver News Service From Press Briefings, Press Office Emails

MacIver News Service has approached the administration numerous times in attempts to rectify the situation amicably, but its efforts have been ignored.

Dane County Court’s New Level of Judicial Activism Throws Wisconsin Into Chaos
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Dane County Court’s New Level of Judicial Activism Throws Wisconsin Into Chaos

Dane County Circuit Court Judge Richard Niess issued a decision that invalidated three December 2018 extraordinary session laws and vacated 82 appointments made during that period.

MacIver Celebrates Sunshine Week, Calls On Gov. Evers To Carry On Tradition Set By Walker
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MacIver Celebrates Sunshine Week, Calls On Gov. Evers To Carry On Tradition Set By Walker

A tradition of openness was established by Gov. Scott Walker, who in 2016 signed Executive Order #189.

MacIver Responds To Reporters Being Barred From Evers Budget Briefing
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MacIver Responds To Reporters Being Barred From Evers Budget Briefing

Earlier today, two reporters from the MacIver News Service (MNS) attempted to attend a state budget press briefing put on by the Evers Administration in the Capitol.

Good Fiscal News Another Reminder That Cutting Taxes Is The Best Path to Prosperity for All
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Good Fiscal News Another Reminder That Cutting Taxes Is The Best Path to Prosperity for All

"Eight years of conservative fiscal management put us on a better path."

MacIver Cheers New Revenue Projections, Urges Gov.-Elect Evers To Stay The Course
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MacIver Cheers New Revenue Projections, Urges Gov.-Elect Evers To Stay The Course

"Eight years of sound fiscal management by Gov. Walker and the conservative legislature have put Wisconsin back on the right track."

MacIver Institute Reminds Wisconsin Why Kimberly-Clark Bailout Is a Bad Idea
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MacIver Institute Reminds Wisconsin Why Kimberly-Clark Bailout Is a Bad Idea

"The proposed ‘pay-to-stay’ incentives package is a bad idea and it’s poor public policy."

Kimberly-Clark Employees Remind Us Why Bailout Is A Bad Idea
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Kimberly-Clark Employees Remind Us Why Bailout Is A Bad Idea

"Wisconsin taxpayers should not be a bargaining chip in a negotiation between a private company and its union."

MacIver Institute Applauds Supreme Court’s Pro-Worker Decision in Janus v. AFSCME
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MacIver Institute Applauds Supreme Court’s Pro-Worker Decision in Janus v. AFSCME

High Court restores basic workplace freedom stripped in 1977

Wisconsin Free Market Groups: Senate Was Right to Reject Kimberly- Clark Bailout
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Wisconsin Free Market Groups: Senate Was Right to Reject Kimberly- Clark Bailout

The death of this “pay-to-stay” proposal is a victory for free market principles.

Desperate Unions Revive Another Failed Attempt to Overturn Act 10
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Desperate Unions Revive Another Failed Attempt to Overturn Act 10

Healy: “Unions need to realize they can’t force someone to join and they can’t bully taxpayers into submission.”

New Analysis Shows Federal Tax Reform Could Add Over 65,000 Jobs to Wisconsin’s Economy and Boost Wages by Nearly $2.5 Billion
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New Analysis Shows Federal Tax Reform Could Add Over 65,000 Jobs to Wisconsin’s Economy and Boost Wages by Nearly $2.5 Billion

Historic reforms will turbocharge Wisconsin’s economy, adding tens of thousands of jobs while cutting the tax burden for working families

MacIver Institute Applauds President Trump’s EPA for Scrapping Costly Power Plan
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MacIver Institute Applauds President Trump’s EPA for Scrapping Costly Power Plan

"Unelected, faceless bureaucrats in the Obama administration tried to foist these costly regulations on the American people"

MacIver Institute Celebrates President Trump’s Decision to Ditch Paris Climate Deal
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MacIver Institute Celebrates President Trump’s Decision to Ditch Paris Climate Deal

Obama’s Costly Power Plan, an attempt to carry out the promises made in Paris, would have devastating economic consequences.

Positive Poverty News Clearly Shows a Job and Economic Growth are the Keys to Ending Poverty, Not Government Programs
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Positive Poverty News Clearly Shows a Job and Economic Growth are the Keys to Ending Poverty, Not Government Programs

Market income poverty fell by 1.5 percent, and the official poverty rate also dropped.

MacIver Institute Joins Nationwide Conservative Coalition: Promote Fiscal Responsibility in Upcoming Transportation and Infrastructure Spending
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MacIver Institute Joins Nationwide Conservative Coalition: Promote Fiscal Responsibility in Upcoming Transportation and Infrastructure Spending

The letter calls on members of Congress to avoid the wasteful spending of the Obama administration.

MacIver Institute applauds introduction of minimum markup bill
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MacIver Institute applauds introduction of minimum markup bill

Will Wisconsin consumers finally see relief from government-mandated higher prices?

A Great Day for Wisconsin!
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A Great Day for Wisconsin!

Rollback of Costly Power Plan will save Wisconsinites $1.82 billion

MacIver Institute Joins National Coalition in Defense of Free Speech
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MacIver Institute Joins National Coalition in Defense of Free Speech

The effort of these 19 Senators to stifle the First Amendment rights of their political adversaries is breathtaking and should infuriate every American citizen,” said Brett Healy, president of the MacIver Institute.

MPS Adults Once Again Fail the Children of Milwaukee
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MPS Adults Once Again Fail the Children of Milwaukee

Healy calls the MPS school board’s poison pill plan insincere and disheartening