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Brett Healy

Brett Healy is the president of the John K. MacIver Institute of Public Policy, and previously worked for former Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen.

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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."

Wisconsin Residents See Democracy in Decline

Wisconsin Residents See Democracy in Decline

Nationally and here in Wisconsin, citizens feel their voices aren't being heard.

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.”

AFP-WI and MacIver Institute Ask Legislature To Rethink Move to Resurrect New Deal Conservation Corps
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AFP-WI and MacIver Institute Ask Legislature To Rethink Move to Resurrect New Deal Conservation Corps

It seems that some Wisconsin lawmakers are so nostalgic for the old days of the Great Depression

Eyes on Milwaukee: City May Contest Foxconn Electricity Deal
Eyes on Milwaukee

City May Contest Foxconn Electricity Deal

Bauman, Kovac call We Energies deal "hypocrisy"; City Attorney may challenge it.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Will Milwaukeeans Pay for Foxconn Power?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Will Milwaukeeans Pay for Foxconn Power?

Yes, according to ATC spokesperson. Ald. Robert Bauman wants city to investigate issue.

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"

Your Right to Know: Secretive Votes by Legislature Are Wrong
Your Right to Know

Secretive Votes by Legislature Are Wrong

Voting by mailed ballots rather than in person violates open government.

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.

Murphy’s Law: Bradley Foundation Breaking the Law?
Murphy’s Law

Bradley Foundation Breaking the Law?

Hacked files show foundation may violate ban on political activity.

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

What Would Tommy Do?

What Would Tommy Do?

A Republican governor was once UW’s greatest champion. Those days are long gone.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Donovan Lies About Streetcar Suit
Eyes on Milwaukee

Donovan Lies About Streetcar Suit

City loses challenge to state law making it pay for utilities, Donovan lies about impact.

Murphy’s Law: Who Is Funding the Anti-Streetcar Effort?
Murphy’s Law

Who Is Funding the Anti-Streetcar Effort?

Ald. Bauman and others are certain that dark money is pouring in for this, which streetcar opponents deny.

Murphy’s Law: The Lt. Governor Nobody Wanted
Murphy’s Law

The Lt. Governor Nobody Wanted

Few on Scott Walker’s team wanted Rebecca Kleefish to win or had any respect for her. Yet she could be the next governor.

Republicans Move to Kill Milwaukee Streetcar

Republicans Move to Kill Milwaukee Streetcar

If the streetcar is killed and federal money for it is lost, it will mean the total amount of federal transit money for Wisconsin rejected by Scott Walker will exceed $1 billion.

Whoops, We Changed Our Mind

Whoops, We Changed Our Mind

The Public Service Commission changes course and delays decision on who must pay utility costs for Milwaukee Streetcar.

Statement from Mayor Tom Barrett Concerning the Public Service Commission Ruling on the Milwaukee Streetcar Project
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Statement from Mayor Tom Barrett Concerning the Public Service Commission Ruling on the Milwaukee Streetcar Project

We agree with comments made by two of the three Public Service Commission (PSC) members that the Streetcar project is an exercise of the City’s police power, and that it is a benefit to the public’s health, safety and welfare.

Referendum push will be key focus at tonight’s anti-streetcar project rally at Serb Hall
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Referendum push will be key focus at tonight’s anti-streetcar project rally at Serb Hall

Alderman Bob Donovan will introduce an item for immediate adoption at Tuesday’s full Common Council meeting that (if approved) would require city employees to cease and desist from performing any tasks related to the downtown streetcar project until a majority of Milwaukee voters approve a referendum question asking whether they support construction of the massive public project.

Car Culture: Groups Sue to Stop Zoo Interchange
Car Culture

Groups Sue to Stop Zoo Interchange

No money for transit, but plenty for freeway expansion.

Donovan’s New Anti-Streetcar Allies

Donovan’s New Anti-Streetcar Allies

After three press releases in three days, the alderman holds a news conference with new right-wing allies.

Alderman Donovan to announce new efforts in fight against streetcar
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Alderman Donovan to announce new efforts in fight against streetcar

Alderman Bob Donovan will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, August 16) to announce new efforts in his bid to derail the proposed downtown streetcar project.

Three predictions for three projects in 2012

Three predictions for three projects in 2012

We kickoff 2012 with three predictions about how three projects, which have the potential to change Milwaukee's landscape, will unfold in 2012. The projects? The reconfiguration of the Lake Interchange, the Milwaukee Streetcar, and Kohl's potential re-location to downtown Milwaukee.

2011 Milwaukee: A Year in Review
2011 Milwaukee

A Year in Review

As the US economy continued it slow recovery from the Great Recession, Milwaukee was left with a couple of failed development projects to complete or redefine, a changing real estate market, the opportunity to make small infrastructure changes, and questions about the future of transit.