Spring 2022

Editor's Note

Growing our reach and influence
by Mike Nichols

The new capitalism

Wisconsin entrepreneurs build communities, careers.
By Remso Martinez

Badger Briefing: Here's what we're hearing

Numbers from the front lines and the Badger Institute's latest work.

Courts clogged

Pandemic made the problem of delayed justice worse in Wisconsin
By Jeremiah Mosteller

A Foundational Change

Voters have amended the state constitution 146 times. Will they do it again? By Jim Bender

Mandate for Madison

Policy roadmap for governor and Legislature to be published throughout 2022 and early 2023

Government Infrastructure Spending Beset with Widespread Cost Overruns*

WisDOT officials defend some infrastructure practices – not responsive on others By Ken Wysocky

By the Numbers

The last 16 months were Badger's most productive by nearly any metric; here are a few highlights.

Bang for the private school buck

Tax data shows which state universities better promote graduates' upward mobility
by Scott Niederjohn

Free Exchange

Compelling people talk to us on our biweekly podcast.

Dire need of accountability

The Badger Institute investigates where the billions went.
By Mark Lisheron


Excerpts from weekly Badger Institute columns

Building Moral Character

An open embrace of spiritual values in choice school builds better citizens. By Patrick McIlheran