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WPRI President Mike Nichols testifies on prevailing wage

The Assembly Committee on Labor held a public hearing at the Capitol on May 27, 2015, on a bill to repeal Wisconsin's prevailing wage law. Read Nichols' statement here.

WPRI Special Report

Real-World Impacts of Prevailing Wage

WPRI asked five veteran Wisconsin journalists to take an up-close look at how the prevailing wage law affects state businesses, taxpayers and government employees every day.

 

 

 

 

WI Magazine Spring 2015
Cover story: Why Wisconsin Embraced Right-to-Work
Other articles include Disorder in the Classroom, Cross Purposes, Open Shop, The Conservative Debate over Common Core and more

View Table of Contents

 

 

 

WPRI Report

The Economic Impact of a Right-to-Work Law on Wisconsin

By Richard Vedder, Joseph Hartge and Chrisopher Denhart



 

 


 

WPRI President Mike Nichols testifies on right-to-work at the Capitol
The Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform held a public hearing on Feb. 24, 2015.
Read Nichols' statement here.

 


 

 

 

Podcast: Raising Wisconsin's Minimum Wage. Who would be helped? Who would be hurt?

Ben Merens interviews Andrew Hanson, co-author of WPRI Report.
Download link: http://cxl1.net/D3gYsRX6fTBX.mp3
 

WPRI Report
Can State Pull Its Punches? New Tax Policy Needed to Help Wisconsin Prosper

By Suffolk University’s Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy Research

 

 

On Sept. 29, 2014, Senior Producer Steven Walters interviewed Paul Bachman, research director at the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University and one of the authors of the new tax study released by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, in the WisconsinEye studio in Madison.


 

Understanding the Debt Problem as explained by David Walker

 

 

 


Renewing Civil Society: A Q&A with Paul Ryan



 

 

 

 

 

 

                             



                             

 

 

WPRI Media Mentions

 

Businesses in central Wisconsin and beyond facing significant shortage of IT workers

Wisconsin Public Radio interview with Dave Daley - July 27, 2015

 

Breaking the cycle of poverty and violence

Journal Sentinel - July 25, 2015

 

Opinion: A worthy government program to combat poverty

Sheboygan Press - July 14, 2015

 

Mike Nichols: Senate remembers – finally – that Madison is not Washington

Sheboygan Press - July 9, 2015


UW-Madison Lecturer Says It's Time to Review Wisconsin's Reciprocity Agreements

Wisconsin Public Radio interview with Michael Flaherty - July 2, 2015

 

Michael Flaherty: Time to review Wisconsin's reciprocity agreements

Journal Sentinel - June 27, 2015

 

Tom Still: How to harness the power of UW System for economic growth
Wisconsin State Journal - June 6, 2015

 

Charles Sorensen, author of Beyond the Ivory Tower, on the Joy Cardin Show
Wisconsin Public Radio - June 4, 2015

 

Report advocates giving UW System chancellors a stronger hand

Journal Sentinel - June 1, 2015

 

Mike Nichols: Taxpayers deserve break from prevailing wage

Journal Sentinel - May 20, 2015

 

Mike Nichols on prevailing wage
Charlie Sykes Show, WTMJ Talk Radio - May 15, 2015
 

Wisconsin economy moves to the head of the class

Journal Sentinel - March 14, 2015

 

Right-to-work supporters, opponents clash in Senate committee hearing on Wisconsin bill
The Cap Times - February 23, 2015
 

Sorting out public opinion on right to work laws

Journal Sentinel - February 23, 2015

 

Federal taxpayers on the hook big time for Milwaukee streetcar
Wisconsin Reporter - January 21, 2015


Poll shows support for unions, right to work

Journal Sentinel - January 13, 2015


Poll finds strong support for right-to-work, and unions, in Wisconsin
Wisconsin State Journal - January 13, 2015

 

Poll finds solid support for right-to-work law in Wisconsin

Townhall - January 13, 2015
 

Poll: Strong majority supports right-to-work in Wisconsin

Right Wisconsin - January 13, 2015
 

The case for big ideas
Madison Magazine - November 2014

 

How to change the state tax burden

Urban Milwaukee - October 13, 2014

 

Conservative think tank proposes cutting income tax, expanding sales tax In Wisconsin

Wisconsin Public Radio - October 1, 2014

 

Conservative think tank releases report with tax policy ideas for Wisconsin

Wisconsin Public Radio - October 1, 2014

 

Report calls on Wisconsin's leaders to cut taxes further

Journal Sentinel - September 30, 2014

 

Gov. Walker, Democrat Burke cool to tax shift idea
Wisconsin State Journal - September 30, 2014

 

The pretend deficit not as troubling as the real one
Journal Sentinel - September 18, 2014

 

Interesting Links

 

Badger Meter CEO: Right-to-Work Means More Jobs - Milwaukee Business Journal, March 3, 2015

Toyota Escapes to Texas - Why another engine of middle-class jobs is fleeing California, Wall Street Journal, May 2, 2014

Christian Science Monitor: PISA test shows U.S. Education "stagnation."  For more on why this matters so much, see the story in WPRI's Wisconsin Interest on economic ramifications of faltering achievement in U.S. schools.

 

 

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