Thursday, January 17th, 2019

I’m sure it’s just an amazing coincidence that the critics of Waukesha’s application for a diversion of Great Lakes water are all suffering from a form of hysterical convenient political amnesia. Over at the MacIver Institute, I wrote about how State Rep Cory Mason and his environmentalist friends must have forgotten they helped draft the […]

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia puts the center-right majority on the Supreme Court in peril. Instead of 5-4, the court is evenly split depending on what happens to President Barack Obama’s nominee or possibly the presidential election. On the MacIver Institute website, I explain why Scalia’s death is important for one case that will […]

Waukesha Freeman 2/11/16 Page A6 Opinion Supreme Court decision a win for Wisconsin Schimel defends Wisconsin families, jobs Wisconsin residents received a dose of good news from the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday evening. The court agreed to put on hold President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan to curb carbon dioxide emissions until the lawsuit brought […]

The MacIver Institute announced today that the landmark legislation known as Act 10, five years old today, has saved Wisconsin taxpayer $5.24 billion. That number will only grow year after year. Five years ago, Gov. Walker and the Republican legislature started their odyssey that resulted in the signing of Act 10, a milestone law that […]

It’s been five years since Act 10 was introduced, and our friends at the MacIver Institute are celebrating. [Madison, Wisc…] It’s working, Wisconsin. Taxpayers in the Badger State continue to benefit from Act 10 – collective bargaining reform – a full five years after Gov. Scott Walker introduced the landmark law. To celebrate a half […]

WTMJ’s Charlie Sykes discussed the Waukesha and Milwaukee water issues today and read from my MacIver Institute column on that subject. You can listen to the podcast online or download the podcast. Sykes begins the discussion at 8:25 into the broadcast recording. The point Sykes emphasized was that eventually the city of Milwaukee is probably […]

Talk show host Jay Weber on WISN-AM discussed my MacIver Institute column this morning regarding the bill in the state assembly to allow sales taxes to go up in every county to be used for road repairs and building. You can listen to the podcast online. By the way, there is no way to defend this […]

The state Assembly is considering a bill this week to allow counties to raise the sales tax to pay for road improvements. Over at the MacIver Institute, I explain why this is a really bad idea. It blows past the wrong way sign on the road to higher taxes. In theory, the money would have […]

The city of Milwaukee, like many communities, has a lead pipe problem. However, the city of Milwaukee is also telling the Public Service Commission that the lead pipe problem is a matter of state concern and they’re stopping the removal of the lead pipes. At the MacIver Institute, I explain how Milwaukee is trying to […]

Over at the MacIver Institute, I take the opportunity of national school choice week to celebrate the strides we have made in expanding school choice in Wisconsin and lament that we still have far to go. Unfortunately we still have a long way to go to universal school choice here in Wisconsin. The plan to […]