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Upcoming Event
 

Join the National Review Institute and the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute for a book event with Charles C.W. Cooke,
author of The Conservatarian Manifesto
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson Street,  Madison, WI

Time: 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Registration & Reception
           6:00 – 6:10 p.m. Introduction
           6:10 – 6:30 p.m. Charles C.W. Cooke
           6:30 – 6:50 p.m. Q&A
           6:50 – 7:20 p.m. Book Sale & Signing                 

Price: $10 registration includes hors d’oeuvres. CASH BAR. Copies of The Conservatarian Manifesto will be available for purchase for $15 at the event.
Attire: Business casual
To Register: Click here, contact us, or contact Eric Searing at 414-225-9940 or eric@wpri.org.
Please RSVP by Monday March 30, 2015.


 

What's New From WPRI

 

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

 

 

 

 

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 February 24, 2015.
Read Mike's testimony here.

 


 

 

 

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

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

 

New 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 September 29, 2014, Senior Producer Steve 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

 

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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