Eleven Years Later, Act 10 Takes Down a Onetime Union Stronghold

WEA Trust just announced it is terminating its health insurance business

Read More


Podcast: Keeping People out of the Workforce

Economist Ike Brannon discusses the findings of his latest report, Unemployment (Over) Compensation.

Listen now


Wisconsin Losing Ground to Tax-Reforming Peers

Policymakers should advance reforms that prioritize GSP, personal income growth 

Read More

Please wait while we gather your results.

What's New

Parents don’t have to settle for a race to mediocrity

Scarlett Johnson sat down with Badger Institute Policy Director Patrick McIlheran this week to explain what drove her to act on behalf of her local schools, and why more parents should do so.
June 16, 2022

An Epidemic of Decline

In response to falling standards, former Mequon-Thiensville school board member launches charter school
June 9, 2022

Big price, smaller opportunities

Gas as a luxury item
June 2, 2022

Getting to the meat of ARPA spending

By now, the health emergency has little to do with it
May 26, 2022

Killers and Thieves Walking Free

Criminals are emboldened if they think they won’t get caught
May 19, 2022

Subscribe Now

Listen to our podcast featuring real conversations about the topics and issues that matter to you

Watch Video

Inflection Point: Watch a forward-looking update on the life changing work of the Badger Institute

Spring 2022 Diggings Magazine 

A foundational change

On the road to waste and fraud

Bang for the private college buck

Dire need of accountability

Building moral character

The new capitalism

Courts clogged


Read the Magazine


Dig Deeper

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

Read More

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