Media Mentions

Badger Institute's media mentions

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