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- The amazing $100 million story of Aug Prep and school choice
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- New Wisconsin bill directly solves the problem with growing healthcare costs
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- Lessons in liberty
- This is not four years ago
- Billions in federal spending in Wisconsin unaudited; results never measured
Browsing: Upward Mobility
A new study predicting which states are best equipped for social mobility places Wisconsin at 14th. That puts the Badger State behind second-place Minnesota and Iowa (12th place) but ahead of Indiana (21st), Michigan (30th) and Illinois (40th).
For decades, the federal government has assumed a larger role in funding and running safety net programs, leaving states with little ability to address flaws such as employment and marriage disincentives and little power to make changes. State leaders must work to change this.
The Wisconsin Assembly on Thursday voted to ask voters in this spring’s elections whether able-bodied childless adults should have to seek work in order to go on receiving taxpayer-funded benefits, an idea the Badger Institute long has championed.
Even before the pandemic, U.S. entitlement spending was on an unsustainable path, the growth in means-tested safety net programs far outstripping inflation.
Parents with disabilities or health limitations often time out of the program or end up on disability insurance
A growing list of states that have adopted universal licensure recognition
Measure creates universal recognition, waives fees for low-income workers, expands opportunity for ex-offenders
Arizona, Pennsylvania paved way for full licensure recognition
The Badger Institute hosted a roundtable discussion on work, poverty and the use of federal safety nets to promote self-reliance.
Wisconsin should join states that have enacted sunrise laws as an alternative to new licenses that fence out workers and don’t protect the public
Angela Rachidi, resident scholar in poverty studies at the American Enterprise Institute, and Eloise Anderson, former secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families and a Badger Institute visiting fellow, discuss safety net programs and work in Wisconsin. Rachidi is author of the January 2020 Badger Institute report “Wisconsin’s missing rung: Policies linked to work are critical to lifting people out of poverty.”