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- In Act 10 fight, unions don’t just want you to pay — they want power
- Legal attack on school choice threatens Public School Open Enrollment
- Government Scrooges take cut of Christmas tree trade
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- Years after pandemic, Evers spending ARPA money on soccer and a railroad museum
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- This is not four years ago
The Badger Institute believes that energy solutions must include a pragmatic balancing of costs and benefits to the economy both now and long-term. The transition must be dictated by science and economics and include free-market principles.
Gov. Tony Evers, who has set as a goal that “all electricity consumed in the state be 100% carbon-free by 2050,” is making sure that state agencies and local governments are able to ban the use of fossil fuels to run cars and lawnmowers, heat homes and power stoves.
Policymakers and environmental activists opposed to the use of fossil fuels like natural gas have pushed state and local governments to ban their use in homes and businesses without consideration of increased cost to consumers, the nature and reliability of our energy supply or technological advances impacting emissions. Other policymakers — including some in Wisconsin — have in response introduced legislation designed to ensure the continued right to use fossil fuels to heat and power buildings as well as cars and various other devices.
Is the left really coming for your gas stove? Wisconsin Republicans, who have introduced legislation ensuring you will be able to continue to run your appliances and your car and your home on fossil fuels, clearly think so. And there is considerable evidence they are correct.
One of the following two things happened this month. Guess which one didn’t:
The unprecedented COVID crisis has devastated Wisconsin families, businesses and schools. The coming weeks will be deeply challenging as the state tries to pick up the pieces in the aftermath. Now, more than ever, public policy matters.
A free-market coalition of the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin, the Badger Institute, and MacIver Institute have pooled their resources to offer some solutions and policy recommendations to assist the state’s workers and businesses, provide more certainty during the crisis, and spur a quick and lasting recovery.
Seventy-five parts per billion is a huge number when it comes to ground-level ozone pollution, says the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Critical Issues in the Regulation of Electric Utilities in Wisconsin