Badger in the News (2023)

Jeremiah Mosteller joins Meg Ellefson to discuss research on states that have legalized marijuana usage

December 28, 2023 – The Meg Ellefson Show


Pat McIlheran and Vicki McKenna discuss the latest legal challenge to Wisconsin’s Act 10 legislation (Segment begins around 56:25.)

December 11, 2023 – The Vicki McKenna Show


Meg Ellefson welcomes Mike Nichols to discuss the Badger Institute’s fact-finding project related to the public impact of marijuana legalization

November 27, 2023 – The Meg Ellefson Show


Pat McIlheran comments on one Wisconsin business owner’s entrepreneurial spirit — and what the state can do to empower more toward the same

November 27, 2023 – WI Morning News


Mike Nichols highlights dental therapy as the market solution to Wisconsin’s oral care problems

November 20, 2023 – WI Morning News


Mike Nichols joins Meg Ellefson to highlight The Hop’s latest wastes of taxpayer money

November 8, 2023 – WI Morning News


What’s the role of parental choice in “public education”? Pat McIlheran joins Meg Ellefson to discuss.

November 6, 2023 – WI Morning News


Jeff Wagner comments on the Badger Institute report regarding Amtrak expansion in Wisconsin (Segment begins around 39:13.)

November 3, 2023 – The Jeff Wagner Show


Jay Weber comments on the Badger Institute’s latest story on The Hop and federal grant funding (Segment begins around 1:04:32.)

October 25, 2023 – The Jay Weber Show


Meg Ellefson welcomes Mark Lisheron to discuss the money draining, time consuming, unaccountable vehicle emissions testing program

October 24, 2023 – WI Morning News


Milwaukee’s Federally Funded Streetcar to a Construction Site

October 24, 2023 – National Review


Jeff Wagner discusses Mike Nichols’ latest story on The Hop’s new Sunday-only L-Line

October 23, 2023 – The Jeff Wagner Show


Jeff Wagner cites Badger Institute research in discussion on Wisconsin emissions testing

October 20, 2023 – The Jeff Wagner Show


Mike Nichols: UW-Madison finally grappling with former president’s odious views

October 8, 2023 – Wisconsin State Journal


Mark Lisheron joins Meg Ellefson to discuss the millions wasted on Wisconsin’s bloated Medicaid roll

September 29, 2023 – The Meg Ellefson Show


Finding enough first responders a struggle in Wisconsin

September 12, 2023 – WXPR


Mike Nichols talks Top Picks, the Institute’s annual dinner and the anti-conservative bias on display in a recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report

September 12, 2023 – WI Morning News


Study shows struggle for First Responders in the Badger State

September 11, 2023 – WAOW 9 News


Vicki McKenna welcomes Mark Lisheron to discuss his reporting on Wisconsin EMS services, staffing and funding (Segment begins around 55:25.)

September 11, 2023 – The Vicki McKenna Show


Mike Nichols talked with Meg Ellefson about his book, Just a Few Sleeps Away — the story of September 11 victim Andrea Haberman and her family

September 11, 2023 – WI Morning News


Visiting Fellow Jeremiah Mosteller joins Meg Ellefson to discuss his findings on the criminal enforcement of marijuana laws in Wisconsin

September 6, 2023 – The Meg Ellefson Show


Patrick McIlheran goes on air with Meg Ellefson to describe the difference between equality and equity in education

August 31, 2023 – WI Morning News


Vicki McKenna welcomes Patrick McIlheran to discuss the state’s controversial “Educational Equity Leadership Series” for Wisconsin teachers

August 28, 2023 – The Vicki McKenna Show


Gov. Evers vetoed a trio of bills that would prohibit Wisconsin governments from banning the use of fossil fuels. Mike Nichols joins WSAU’s Meg Ellefson to discuss.

August 17, 2023 – WI Morning News


Pat McIlheran highlights the story of one choice school expanding capacity to meet the rising demand of parents and students

August 15, 2023 – The Meg Ellefson Show


Mike Nichols and Meg Ellefson discuss the shortfalls of the misnamed Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

August 8, 2023 – WI Morning News


Wisconsin wedding barn regulations draw fire

August 4, 2023 – The Center Square


Coalition of free market groups urge lawmakers to oppose “wedding barn” legislation

August 3, 2023 – WisPolitics


Pat McIlheran goes on air with Meg Ellefson to discuss Wisconsin’s now-liberal Supreme Court

August 1, 2023 – WI Morning News


Protasiewicz to be sworn in Tuesday, changing makeup of Wisconsin Supreme Court

August 1, 2023 – The Center Square


Jeff Wagner highlights Pat McIlheran’s piece on a personal experience with car theft in Milwaukee

July 31, 2023 – The Jeff Wagner Show


Wisconsin’s minimum markup law no longer serves the purpose for which it was devised, Pat McIlheran explains to Ben Yount

July 25, 2023 – The Jay Weber Show


Pat McIlheran joins Meg Ellefson for a discussion on the policy wins found in Wisconsin’s 2023-2025 budget

July 5, 2023 – WI Morning News


Wisconsin Lawmakers Unveil Plan To Cut Income Tax Rates, Democratic Governor Dumps On It

June 24, 2023 – Forbes


Mike Nichols shares the top reasons to cut Wisconsin’s top tax rate with Meg Ellefson

June 20, 2023 – WI Morning News


$353M Milwaukee streetcar expansion planned; funding ‘a challenge’

June 7, 2023 – FOX6 Milwaukee


Mike Nichols talks with Meg Ellefson about licensing reform in the Capitol and the left’s language games

May 30, 2023 – WI Morning News


Vicki McKenna and Mark Lisheron speak to the problem of removing cops from MPS high schools (Segment begins around 22:23.)

May 23, 2023 — The Vicki McKenna Show


Jay Weber and Pat McIlheran discuss the low usage and high operating costs of Milwaukee’s streetcar, The Hop (Segment begins around 56:35.)

May 16, 2023 – The Jay Weber Show


Wisconsin lawmakers could force MPS to hire police officers in schools

May 2, 2023 – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


The Flat Tax Revolution In State Capitals Is Thriving

May 1, 2023 – Forbes


Stipulations in proposed sales tax increase: more police in Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools

April 28, 2023 – WISN12 News


Jay Weber invites Badger policy director Pat McIlheran to discuss the growth implications of a Wisconsin flax tax (Segment begins around 21:25.)

April 20, 2023 – The Jay Weber Show


New GOP income tax cut proposal would cap rate at 4.5% for Wisconsin

April 19, 2023 – Wisconsin State Journal


Pat McIlheran joins Meg Ellefson to discuss the latest flat tax study from economist Dr. Donald Bruce

April 19, 2023 – WSAU Feedback


Constitutional amendment limiting Wisconsin governor’s use of federal funds moves closer to public vote

March 31, 2023 – Wisconsin State Journal


Policy Director Pat McIlheran discusses road revenue realities with Meg Ellefson

March 14, 2023 – WSAU Feedback


Badger Institute visiting fellow Robert Poole cited in piece on potential tolling in Wisconsin

March 3, 2023 – TMJ4


Toll roads in Wisconsin: Vos in favor, expert says it’s a better way to fund road repairs and construction

March 2, 2023 – 620WTMJ


Wisconsin school choice program affects property taxes unnecessarily, the fix is simple

February 27, 2023 – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Jay Weber discusses Mark Lisheron’s story about calls for police service to MPS high schools (Segment begins around 55:30.)

February 21, 2023 – The Jay Weber Show


Report: Police calls to Milwaukee Public Schools spiked last fall

February 21, 2023 – The Center Square


Ruder Ware’s Rowe joins Badger Institute’s Board of Directors

February 20, 2023 – Wisconsin Law Journal


Patrick McIlheran joins Meg Ellefson to discuss educational opportunity and the making of responsible young men

February 14, 2023 – WI Morning News


Wisconsin to vote on work requirements for welfare amid workforce crisis

February 1, 2023 – Fox Business


School choice supporters optimistic over Wisconsin open enrollment

January 31, 2023 – The Center Square


2023 Poised To Be A Third Straight Year Filled With State Tax Relief

January 31, 2023 – Forbes


Lowering taxes for everyone makes it easier for Wisconsinites to stay in the state they love

January 30, 2023 – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Republican Senate leader reveals flat tax proposal

January 17, 2023 – Wisconsin Examiner


Wisconsin Senate leader pitches flat tax

January 13, 2023 – The Center Square


Badger Institute: Commends new flat tax proposal for Wisconsin

January 13, 2023 – WisPolitics


Mike Nichols talks with radio host Meg Ellefson about why a flat tax and expanded school choice are critical to Wisconsin’s future

January 10, 2023 – WI Morning News


Mike Nichols discusses Act 10, the Wisconsin Supreme Court and more with Meg Ellefson

January 3, 2023 – WI Morning News

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