MacIver Institute

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John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy
Formation 2008[1]
Type Nonprofit
26-2639114
Location
Coordinates 43°04′35″N 89°23′05″W / 43.0764°N 89.3846°W / 43.0764; -89.3846Coordinates: 43°04′35″N 89°23′05″W / 43.0764°N 89.3846°W / 43.0764; -89.3846
Brett Healy
Budget
$474,506 (FY 2015)[3]
Slogan "The Free Market Voice for Wisconsin"
Mission To advance the idea that individual freedom, limited government, and personal responsibility are the best practice for the development of effective public policy in Wisconsin.
Website www.maciverinstitute.com

The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy is a Wisconsin-based conservative think tank.[4][5] According to the organization, the MacIver Institute promotes free markets, individual freedom, personal responsibility, and limited government.[2]

Personnel and funding[edit]

The president of the MacIver Institute is Brett Healy.[6]

One of the MacIver Institute's primary donors is the Bradley Foundation.[7] As of November 2014, the Bradley Foundation had given the MacIver Institute $890,000 since the MacIver Institute's 2008 launch.[1]

Activities[edit]

In 2011, the MacIver Institute and Americans for Prosperity purchased more than $500,000 worth of television ads in Wisconsin supporting Scott Walker's budget proposals.[8]

In 2014, a Wisconsin appeals court sided with the MacIver Institute, ruling that Democratic State Senator Jon Erpenbach must turn over 2,600 emails sent to him during the political battle over Scott Walker's 2011 Wisconsin Act 10.[9][10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Opoien, Jessie (November 3, 2014). "Considering the sources in the story of Mary Burke's departure from Trek". Capital Times. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b MacIver Institute About, organizational web page, accessed March 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "IRS Form 990 2015" (PDF). GuideStar. Internal Revenue Service. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "MacIver Institute's file". Politifact. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Opoien, Jessie (November 20, 2014). "MacIver, NCPA suggest changes to health care benefits for Wisconsin public retirees". Capital Times. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "School districts resist releasing teacher names". Leader-Telegram. May 25, 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  7. ^ Bice, Daniel; Glauber, Bill; Poston, Ben (November 19, 2011). "From local roots, Bradley Foundation builds conservative empire". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  8. ^ Bice, Daniel (November 18, 2011). "New pro-Walker ad begins airing around state". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  9. ^ Richmond, Todd (April 9, 2014). "Court: Legislator must turn over email records". FOX 11. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  10. ^ Higgins, Sean (April 9, 2014). "Wisconsin Democrat who fled during Walker showdown must disclose emails, court rules". Washington Examiner. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Court: Legislator must turn over email records". NBC 15. Associated Press. April 9, 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 

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