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WI Magazine Fall 2015
In our cover story, Christian Schneider asks the obvious questions: Now that Gov. Scott Walker is back, what happens next? How will an increasingly independent GOP Legislature react now that Dad is home?
Also in this issue: Charles Sykes looks at the academic freedom case of John McAdams, a well-known professor of political science at Marquette University. Dave Daley explores the chronic problem of Wisconsin’s worker shortage; Julie Kelly looks at a remarkable expansion of taxpayer-funded school lunch programs; Greg Pearson examines the savings and efficiencies of government consolidation; Rick Esenberg opines on the fight over religious freedom; and Sunny Schubert profiles Alberta Darling, Wisconsin’s own Iron Lady.
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
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.
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.
Ben Merens interviews Andrew Hanson, co-author of WPRI Report.
Download link: http://cxl1.net/D3gYsRX6fTBX.mp3
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.