Media Mentions

Badger Institute's media mentions

Milwaukee driving crime spike, criminal justice system failing.
The Center Square: September 27, 2022

Evers administration blames worker shortage, lack of money for occupational license backlog.
The Center Square: August 3, 2022

Americans for Tax Reform founder Grover Norquist joins Jay Weber to discuss Badger Institute event, Wisconsin tax reform.
The Jay Weber Show: July 28, 2022

Badger Institute: Adds managing editor, three visiting fellows
WisPolitics: July 12, 2022

David Shribman: Inflation arrives at a bad time for Democrats
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: July 2, 2022

WISN’s Jay Weber discusses Badger Institute President Mike Nichols’ recent Viewpoint on the role of Act 10 in the demise of the teachers’ union cash cow WEA Trust. (Segment begins around 1:14:00. Read the Viewpoint here.)
The Jay Weber Show: June 29, 2022

Wisconsin Eye coverage of the Badger Institute and National Review Institute event featuring journalist, author and critic Jay Nordlinger on the changing nature of American media.
Wisconsin Eye: June 15, 2022

Badger Institute Policy Director Patrick McIlheran discusses with Vicki McKenna the traumatic impact that school lockdowns have had on Wisconsin kids
The Vicki McKenna Show: May 16, 2022

Badger Institute poll shows broad support for welfare reform, parents involvement in schools, police May 7, 2022

Poll shows widespread support for welfare reform, parents in schools and police in Wisconsin
Wisconsin News: May 6, 2022

Badger Institute poll shows broad support for welfare reform, parents involvement in schools, police
The Center Square: May 6, 2022

Poll: Work for welfare
Wisconsin Spotlight: May 5, 2022

Ike Brannon and Vicki McKenna discuss the impact of the unemployment bonuses on employment in WI.
The Vicki McKenna Show: May 2, 2022

Evers' climate change hysteria
Empower Wisconsin: March 28, 2022

Badger Institute Director of Policy Patrick McIlheran on education
The Vicki McKenna Show: March 15, 2022

DPI— Department of Public Inaccuracy
Wisconsin Spotlight: March 15, 2022

Wisconsin among most-taxed states February 22, 2022

Badger Institute: Launches Mandate for Madison
WisPolitics: February 22, 2022

Picking winners and losers the big-government way
The Lakeland Times: February 11, 2022

New law should mean fewer delays in getting license to work in Wisconsin
APG Wisconsin: December 9, 2021

Badger Institute: Streamlined licensing process becomes law
WisPolitics: December 8, 2021

Badger Institute: Streamlined licensing process becomes law
WisBusiness: December 8, 2021

Dental care access bill held up in Assembly committee
Wisconsin Spotlight: December 3, 2021

Wisconsin must tackle labor shortage. That means rolling back expanded aid.
RealClear Policy: November 23, 2021

Report: Extended federal unemployment benefits slowed Wisconsin's return to work
The Center Square: November 11, 2021

Despite improving economy, Wisconsin welfare payments remain high November 11, 2021

Report: Federal unemployment benefits slowed return to work
WHBL: November 11, 2021

Angela Rachidi: Employment and the safety net
Your Talk Show w/ Steve Milam: October 21, 2021

California and LAUSD shortchange students at catholic schools
The Orange County Register: October 11, 2021

New Wisconsin law allows hair braiding without a license
The Center Square: July 13, 2021

Letter to Lawmakers: Say no to Evers' Venture Capital Plan
Empower Wisconsin: May 27, 2021

Julie Grace and Jenna Bottler: Wisconsin voters overwhelmingly support criminal justice reform
Wisconsin State Journal: May 1, 2021

Coalition formed to push federal stimulus spending directly to Wisconsin students
APG Wisconsin: April 16, 2021

Expunging Criminal Records Gets Broad Support
Urban Milwaukee: April 11, 2021

Wisconsin criminal justice reform poll results
WTAQ Morning News with Matt and Earl: April 9, 2021

Badger Institute Poll: Most Republican voters support criminal justice reform
APG Wisconsin: April 7, 2021

Badger Institute: New Poll Reveals Overwhelming Support for Reforming State's Criminal Justice System
WisPolitics: April 7, 2021

Badger Institute Poll: Most Republian voters support criminal justice reform
The Center Square: April 7, 2021

Data show minimal share of marijuana-only offenders in Wisconsin prisons
Wisconsin Public Radio: March 22, 2021

Bill to reduce barriers to natural hair braiding gets public hearing in front of committee at state Capitol
Madison 365: March 4, 2021

The case for increasing expungement eligibility in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Public Radio: March 4, 2021

Wisconsin out-of-state medical licensing reforms gauged a success
The Center Square: December 10, 2020

Out-of-state healthcare workers provide aid to Wisconsinites during pandemic 
Today's TMJ4: December 8, 2020

Mike Nichols talks police discipline and transparency
WTAQ Morning News with Matt and Earl: November 12, 2020

Right Wing Group Pushes Prison Reform
Urban Milwaukee: June 10, 2020

Badger Institute: Coronavirus will make prison overcrowding worse
Washington Examiner: June 9, 2020

Voice from the right: No new prison, so try reforms instead
Wisconsin Examiner: June 9, 2020

Wisconsin vs. Illinois: Don't Ask Responsible States to Bail Out the Reckless
The Daily Signal: June 8, 2020

Mike Nichols talks to Dave Eckmann
Urban Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce Podcast: May 13, 2020

Northeast Wisconsin GOP leaders want to see a regional reopening of the state
WBAY: May 7, 2020

Study: State is losing $179 mil a day in GDP
WHBY: May 7, 2020

Badger Institute: The Cost of Shutting Down Wisconsin's Economy
DrydenWire: May 6, 2020

Report: Wisconsin losing $179M a day during safer-at-home shutdown
Ashland Daily Press: May 6, 2020

Economic Recovery Task Force researching how to best help businesses reopen
WQOW: May 6, 2020

We're Losing 178 Million a DAY Here in Wisconsin
WISN: May 5, 2020

New report projects money lost by-county in Wisconsin
WAOW: May 5, 2020

Badger Institute: Partial shutdown costs state $178.9 million in lost GDP every day
WisBusiness: May 5, 2020

Wisconsin think tanks, advocates look to help workers recover from coronavirus shutdown
The Center Square: April 14, 2020

Group examines relationship between work, poverty, federal safety nets
WKOW: February 25, 2020

How the Milwaukee County executive candidates would approach the county's leading issues
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: February 12, 2020

Angela Rachidi: Work is the best policy for poverty
Wisconsin State Journal: February 7, 2020

Work is the best policy for poverty
The Hill: February 5, 2020

Report looks at jump in occupational licenses in Wisconsin
The Center Square: January 30, 2020

Occupational licenses: Consumer safeguard or job barrier?
Wisconsin Examiner: January 9, 2020

Conservative Badger Institute Has Issues With Evers
WHBL: January 8, 2020

UpFront: Taxpayer watchdog concerned about DNC
WISN: Jan 5, 2020

Using dental therapists in Wisconsin draws broad support, but Wisconsin Dental Association opposed
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: August 21, 2019

UpFront: Evers vetoes toll road study money
WISN: July 21, 2019

Journal Times editorial: Illinoisans are welcome to move here
The Journal Times: July 7, 2019

Republicans say Tony Evers swayed GOP budget
Wisconsin State Journal: July 4, 2019

Cecelia Klingele Discussing Revocation Study
WORT: July 1, 2019

Republicans say Tony Evers swayed GOP budget
Wisconsin State Journal: June 30, 2019

Jay Weber discusses Badger Institute's story on Illinois to Wisconsin migration
The Jay Weber Show: June 28, 2019

WILL & State/National Conservative Groups Warn Legislature on Wedding Barns
Urban Milwaukee: June 10, 2019

Editorial on open records ruling
The Journal Times: June 7, 2019

With DNC deadline looming, critics say city ‘can’t afford’ expansion of The Hop May 22, 2019

Streetcar expansion: Common Council gears up for discussion this month
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: May 15, 2019

Report: Minimum Wage Hike Could Cost Wisconsin at Least 350,000 Jobs
The Washington Free Beacon: May 8, 2019

Minimum Wage Increase To $15 Could Cost Jobs: Study Author
WXPR Radio: May 7, 2019

Jay Weber discusses Badger Institute's streetcar story
The Jay Weber Show (begins at 45:40 minute mark): May 7, 2019

The Hop influence is a flop - Badger Institute May 7, 2019

Report: Minimum wage hike could cost Wisconsin at least 350,000 jobs
Wisconsin Watchdog: May 6, 2019

Badger Institute says raising minimum wage would cost jobs
Business North: May 6, 2019

Milwaukee Biz Blog: The Hop hasn’t influenced development downtown
BizTimes: May 6, 2019

Milwaukee Mayor Announces Plans For Streetcar Extension
Wisconsin Public Radio: May 2, 2019

Badger Institute says raising minimum wage would cost jobs April 30, 2019

Ike Brannon on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour
The Vicki McKenna Show (begins at 44:15 minute mark): April 29, 2019

$15 minimum wage could cost 350,000 jobs
The Brillion News: April 29, 2019

Expungement reform gains overwhelming bipartisan support
The Washington Free Beacon: April 28, 2019

Expungement reform gains overwhelming bipartisan support
Wisconsin Watchdog: April 22, 2019

UW campuses' unionized trades employees pursue long, hard fight for a raise
Wisconsin State Journal: April 21, 2019

Other Views: Expungement reform would put people back to work
GazetteXtra: April 17, 2019

Report: Wisconsin's Earned Income Tax Credit penalizes some low-income parents for marrying
Wisconsin Watchdog: March 3, 2019

Gov. Evers vetoes middle class tax cut amid $588 million revenue surplus
Wisconsin Watchdog: Feb. 21, 2019

President Mike Nichols discusses tax reform with Steve Scaffidi
WTMJ Radio: Feb. 19, 2019

Tony Evers is right: Gap in dental care needs filling
Wisconsin State Journal editorial: Feb. 13, 2019

Road tolls are best way to fund highways
Urban Milwaukee: Feb. 10, 2019

Proposed bill provides offenders second chance to clear criminal records
The Daily Cardinal: Jan. 29, 2019

Supporters get chance to make case for Kimberly-Clark bill
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Nov. 14, 2018

How federal grants are turning state governments against their own people
The Federalist: Oct. 26, 2018

Report: Growing number of state government jobs federally funded
Wisconsin Public Radio: Oct. 19, 2018

The real achievement of federalism
American Institute for Economic Research: Oct. 16, 2018

How licensing reform can help states and veterans
Real Clear Policy: Oct. 10, 2018

Badger book on federal grants
Cato Institute: Oct. 1, 2018

Wisconsin's criminal expungement rules keep needed workers out of jobs, study says
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: June 6, 2018

Bills meant to deregulate cosmotologists and barbers earns praise, raises concerns
WSAW: May 3, 2017

Proposal would eliminate Wisconsin license for hair stylists
Today's TMJ4: May 1, 2017

Think tank wants tougher admission standards for education schools
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: October 1, 2013