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Support the Badger Institute

Wisconsin leaders, policy-makers and dignitaries explain why supporting the Badger Institute is so important.
November 10, 2017

WPRI becomes the Badger Institute

President Mike Nichols talks with Vince Vitrano of Today's TMJ4 about the Badger Institute's new name and the policy initiatives that the institute will focus on, including tax reform.
October 24, 2017

The impact and influence of the Badger Institute

Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and others discuss the impact that the Badger Institute has had – and continues to have – in advancing free-market principles and policies.
October 2017

Why the Badger Institute?

The Badger moniker has deep, meaningful roots in Wisconsin.
October 2017

Interstate tolling: Bob Poole webinar

Interstate Tolling for Wisconsin: How & Why, a webinar presentation by Bob Poole, director of transportation policy at the Reason Foundation.
June 2017

Bills meant to deregulate cosmetologists and barbers earn praise, raise concerns

WSAW-TV report on professional licensure reform in Wisconsin, featuring Badger Institute Vice President Michael Jahr.
May 3, 2017

Proposed bill hopes to ease requirements for hair stylists and barbers

Today's TMJ4 report on efforts to reform professional licensure regulations in Wisconsin, featuring Badger Institute President Mike Nichols.
May 1, 2017

Green Bay barber Albert Walker stymied by state licensing rules

Ex-offender Albert Walker and Packer Mike Daniels discuss Walker’s new barber lounge in Green Bay. The shop is in jeopardy due to an onerous and unnecessary state licensing law.
May 2017

Long ordeal to get licensed in Wisconsin frustrates aspiring hair stylist Cassie Mrotek

Beauty school graduate from Milwaukee just wants to work but has been thwarted for over a year.
March 2017

Salon owner Krissy Hudack says licensing hurdles make it tough for small businesses

"We’re not playing with people’s lives. We’re playing with people’s hair," says northern Wisconsin salon owner.
March 2017

Unlocking Potential: Full Program

The Badger Institute's "Unlocking Potential" event in Milwaukee drew more than 100 participants representing law enforcement, the judiciary, the Legislature, business, community groups and faith leaders. The discussion focused on how ex-inmates, with help from one of their own and the same cops who once pursued them, can find a way back to their families and jobs.
February 14, 2017

Unlocking Potential: Robert L. Woodson Sr.

Robert L. Woodson Sr., founder and president of the Woodson Center, speaks at the "Unlocking Potential" event.
February 14, 2017

Unlocking Potential: Jon D. Ponder

Jon D. Ponder, founder and CEO of Hope for Prisoners, speaks at the "Unlocking Potential" event.
February 14, 2017

Unlocking Potential: Todd Fasulo

Todd Fasulo, assistant sheriff with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, speaks at the "Unlocking Potential" event.
February 14, 2017

Unlocking Potential: Chris Petko

Chris Petko, retired lieutenant from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Hope for Prisoners mentor coordinator, speaks at the "Unlocking Potential" event.
February 14, 2017

Unlocking Potential: Rebecca Kleefisch

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch speaks at the "Unlocking Potential" event.
February 14, 2017

Unlocking Potential: Q&A Session

Question and answer session with guest panelists at the "Unlocking Potential" event.
February 14, 2017

Think tank says corrections reform needed

Badger Institute President Mike Nichols on "UpFront with Mike Gousha" talks about the need for corrections reform in Wisconsin.
December 11, 2016

Life as a campus conservative

Conservative UW System students, at a round-table discussion hosted by the Badger Institute, recount their challenges bucking the liberal trend.
Spring 2016

News conference: Badger Institute study, "Beyond the Ivory Tower"

The Badger Institute holds a news conference on its study, "Beyond the Ivory Tower: How to Get the UW System More Involved in Ground-Level Economic Development."
June 1, 2015

Badger Institute testimony on prevailing wage

Badger Institute President Mike Nichols testifies before the Assembly Committee on Labor on prevailing wage repeal.
May 27, 2015

Badger Institute testimony on right-to-work

Badger Institute President Mike Nichols testifies on right-to-work. His testimony begins at the 57:54 mark.
February 24, 2015

New tax report for Wisconsin

Interview with Paul Bachman.
September 29, 2014

Robert Woodson: Political Competition

Excerpts of a speech by Woodson Center President and founder Robert L. Woodson Sr. at the Wisconsin Center.
June 24, 2014

Robert Woodson: Problems of the Rich

Excerpts of a speech by Woodson Center President and founder Robert L. Woodson Sr. at the Wisconsin Center.
June 24, 2014

Robert Woodson: The Nuclear Family and Surrogates

Excerpts of a speech by Woodson Center President and founder Robert L. Woodson Sr. at the Wisconsin Center.
June 24, 2014

Robert Woodson on Milwaukee, Welfare Myths and New Ways to Fight Poverty

Excerpts of a speech by Woodson Center President and founder Robert L. Woodson Sr. at the Wisconsin Center.
June 24, 2014

Robert Woodson: Violence-Free Zones

Excerpts of a speech by Woodson Center President and founder Robert L. Woodson Sr. at the Wisconsin Center.
June 24, 2014

Blended / Online Learning Event in Milwaukee

A promising path: Blended / online learning in Wisconsin's K-12 schools. Featuring guest speakers Susan Patrick and Michael Horn. Sponsored by the Badger Institute and the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison.
February 4, 2014

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