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Badger Institute names two new visiting fellows

Economists Ike Brannon and Andrew Hanson will provide research and commentary on a wide range of policy issues.
May 24, 2018

  • 2018

Governor signs bill reforming chiropractic licensure standards

Measure eliminates Wisconsin’s arbitrary higher exam scores, which had fenced out many aspiring chiropractors.
April 16, 2018

  • 2018

Tax attorney Jay Miller named Badger Institute visiting fellow

Says 'there has never been more opportune moment' for Wisconsin tax reform.
February 20, 2018

  • 2018

Badger Institute launches Center for Opportunity

Institute welcomes first member of new Visiting Fellows Program.
February 14, 2018

  • 2018

Value-added tolling would address Gov. Walker's concerns

Wisconsin ranks #38 in Reason Foundation’s annual report on best and worst state highway systems.
February 13, 2018

  • 2018

Common-sense licensure reform bills headed to governor

Measures lift onerous restrictions on barbers and cosmetologists that stifle careers and businesses.
November 9, 2017

Badger Institute on tax reform

Badger Institute welcomes State Assembly commitment to comprehensive tax reform.
Institute and Tax Foundation moving forward with analysis of state tax structure and policy recommendations for 2019 budget.
November 2, 2017

WPRI is now the Badger Institute

On its 30th anniversary, institute announces new, ambitious tax policy initiative, new magazine, fellows program and statewide events.
October 19, 2017

Wisconsin's ESSA plan

Following institute's story, Gov. Scott Walker asks Department of Public Instruction to resubmit Wisconsin federal funding plan.
September 13, 2017

  • 2017

Federalization of DPI

Institute releases data on the federalization of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
January 24, 2017

  • 2017

Federal audits on school spending

Analysis: Wisconsin school districts call federal audits illogical, duplicative and burden to staff and taxpayers.
October 11, 2016

  • 2016

Rep. Duffy calls for HUD response to tribe's misuse of funds

Congressman Sean Duffy calls for HUD response to tribe’s misuse of funds detailed in WPRI ‘Federal Grant$tanding’ stories.
October 7, 2016

  • 2016

Institute launches 'Federal Grant$tanding' project

The “Federal Grant$tanding” project is a multi-year investigation of the growth in federal grants used by D.C. politicians to curry favor with voters.
September 15, 2016

  • 2016

UW graduation rates holding back Wisconsin

UW System graduation rates holding Wisconsin back. Authors of WPRI report suggest recreating four-year outstate campuses.
September 2016

Wisconsin facing a long, rough road on state highway funding

National expert points to billion-dollar-a-year funding gap; lays out options in WPRI paper.
May 2011