Friday, October 28th, 2016

This year we are continuing our tradition of taking a look back to last year’s predictions.  You would think I would learn each year that making so many predictions just means I have more work to do the following year correcting them. I’m also increasing the odds I’ll be wrong. Some people think I’m just […]

This week at the MacIver Institute, I explain how state license fees for professions and trades have really become a tax, taking in millions for the general fund. State Rep. Tyler August has found another way state government hurts small businesses and the middle class in Wisconsin. The state is collecting too much money to […]

Every year I make predictions, and every year we check them. Unlike other pundits, I actually hold myself accountable. It’s the masochist in me. This year promises to be an interesting year for Wisconsinites. Wisconsin’s new health care laws will slowly go into effect after the Obamacare delay. Spring and fall elections will promise surprises […]

Can Wisconsin do without the secretary of state and the state treasurer? Over at the MacIver Institute, I discuss the possible elimination of the two positions thanks to a proposed constitutional amendment. Perhaps the state legislature is finally ready to get rid of the two constitutional offices. A proposed constitutional amendment by State Rep. Tyler […]

State Representative Tyler August wants to do away with my favorite bedtime reading, the Wisconsin Blue Book. “I believe the Blue Book is a prime example of wasted tax dollars,” explained August. “In addition to rejecting my allotment of Blue Books this session, I have authored a bill that would eliminate future publication and printing […]