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The pandemic and the UW System

With fewer students and huge deficits likely, the state should consider closing some campuses and following online model for certain courses
By Ike Brannon
June 18, 2020

Civil Society in a Time of Pandemic

We have a chance right now to renew civil society, strengthen our social fabric, revitalize localism and show our political elites that we can indeed govern ourselves.
By Michael Matheson Miller
May 26, 2020

The Cost of Shutting Down Wisconsin's Economy

Partial shutdown costs state $178.9 million in lost GDP every day
By Andrew Hanson
May 2020

A reasoned response to the COVID-19 crisis

Badger Institute analysts and visiting fellows have weighed in on the COVID-19 health and economic crisis from a variety of perspectives over the past several weeks.
By Ike Brannon, David Fladeboe, Julie Grace, Robert W. Poole Jr. and Marie Rohde

Timing important on compassionate release

Move would stress support and health care systems throughout the state
By Patrick Hughes
April 22, 2020

Less driving, less tax revenue

Highway funding, which relies on the gas tax, will be hard hit as fuel sales decline
By Robert W. Poole Jr.
April 14, 2020

Analysis: Crisis is no excuse for abandoning fiscal restraint

Wisconsin would be worse off had responsible budgeting not produced healthy surplus, rainy day fund
By David Fladeboe
April 6, 2020

Telemedicine to the rescue

In wake of COVID-19, telehealth regulations have been loosened; those changes should remain even after crisis is over
By Martha Njolomole and Julie Grace
April 2, 2020

Guidelines for addressing an emergency

These principles should guide Wisconsin lawmakers as they confront the current public health and economic crisis
By David Fladeboe
April 1, 2020

Analysis: Governor, courts shift virus risks, responsibilities onto county jails

Home detention one option for helping prevent virus’ spread while maintaining public safety
By Patrick Hughes
April 1, 2020

Analysis: Wisconsin's military licensing reciprocity law a model for broader reform

Arizona, Pennsylvania paved way for full licensure recognition
By Julie Grace
March 25, 2020

State licensing barriers hindering healthcare workers during crisis

Lawmakers should streamline regulations so more people can work
By Julie Grace
March 23, 2020

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