Join us for our 2021 Annual Dinner

Robert Doar, president of the American Enterprise Institute (and the godson of Packers legend Johnny “Blood” McNally), 
talks about lessons learned in Washington D.C., New York and New Richmond, WI.

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Partnerships and Pathways for Successful Reentry in Wisconsin

Reserve your seat for this Sept. 15 discussion which features an array of experts who will present mindsets, tools and strategies that can increase the likelihood of successful reintegration.

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Wisconsin mayors embrace emerging local welfare plan

Milwaukee, Madison and Wausau plan to pay certain low-income families monthly stipends with no strings attached.

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LISTEN: Mike Nichols Discusses the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Badger Institute President and Author Mike Nichols and Kewaskum resident Gordy Haberman discuss the loss of his daughter Andrea Haberman on 9/11 in the World Trade Center's North Tower - with Meg Ellefson on WSAU Feedback.
September 10, 2021

OPINION: Last Call to Save Milwaukee Public Schools

With $800 million at stake, it’s time to finally dismantle the School Board and give control to a reform-minded leader
August 31, 2021

Seeking Fall Interns

Learn more about the internship opportunities available this Fall
August 20, 2021

Evers administration should update income tax withholding schedules to align with tax relief

Failure to do so will result in taxpayers providing a $700 million interest-free loan to the government in both 2021 and 2022
July 13, 2021

Spring 2021

Our government overreaction issue focuses on debt, Medicaid, schools, neighbors, vaccinations and more!

Coalition urges passage of expungement bill

Conservative organizations, business groups support commonsense reforms
June 3, 2021


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Badger Institute Policy Priorities are short, informative primers on the top issues facing Wisconsin

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Wisconsin residents and conservative luminaries discuss the life-changing work of the Badger Institute

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The Project for 21st Century Federalism is the Badger Institute's multi-year investigation of the growth in federal grants and their effect on state and local governance

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Our 2021 Budget Analysis takes a deeper look into Wisconin's 2021 biennial budget