What's New From WPRI
Wisconsin Interest - Fall 2016
► The racist roots of UW progressives
► MPS turnaround plan was doomed from the start
► New federal housing rule is 'social engineering'
► Rebecca Bradley is out to prove voters got it right
► Time for toll roads in Wisconsin?
► Beyond the riots: What Milwaukee can do
► Ex-inmates need more than shoestrings
How to Recreate the Outstate University And Finally Give Students Their Money's Worth
What would an entirely new public university, created virtually from scratch, with none of the established strictures in place, look like?
By Ike Brannon and Philip Coyle
Read WPRI's press release issued on September, 29, 2016, regarding this new report.
WPRI Special Report
Putting the Squeeze on Consumers:
Real-World Impacts of Wisconsin's
Minimum Markup Law
► WPRI takes an in-depth look at how Wisconsin's Depression-era minimum markup law affects consumers and businesses every day.
► Mike Nichols discusses the law on Radio 620 WTMJ's "Midday with Charlie Sykes." Listen to it here.
► Nichols op-ed: Minimum markup isn't the American way
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.
The “Federal Grant$tanding” project is a multi-year investigation of the growth in federal grants used by Washington, D.C., politicians to curry favor with voters.
The latest stories in the project:
► Keeping ‘real money’ local helps solve real problems
► Congressman calls for more investigation into tribes’ spending of federal grants
► Analysis: Cash-strapped school districts burdened by federal grant regulations
► West Allis school district weaning itself from some federal money
► WPRI’s press release on the school district stories
► While poverty persists for St. Croix Chippewa, tribe officials misuse federal funds, audit shows
► Tribes in Wisconsin and across the U.S. misusing millions in federal housing funds
► St. Croix Chippewa members have decried council secrecy for years
► WPRI’s press release on the launch of the Federal Grant$tanding project
► Follow-up: Duffy calls for HUD action on tribe's misuse of funds
► WPRI’s press release on Duffy's letter to the HUD secretary