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WILL Provides Testimony in Opposition to Burdensome Regulation of Wisconsin’s “Wedding Barn” Industry

We strongly encourage the committee to amend legislation, and not use the heavy hand of government to decimate the livelihoods of farmers around the state.

WILL Unveils Open Records Guide to Promote Transparent Government

​New guide part of an ongoing effort provided to help citizens better understand and interact with government officials and hold them accountable.

WILL Secures Public Records Victory in Eau Claire School District, Vows to hold School Districts Accountable When Parents Are Ignored

WILL and its client have received a completed open records request from the Eau Claire Area School District, securing an important victory for open records and transparency.

After Backlash, Wisconsin High School Walks Back Segregated “Back-To-School Events”

Appleton East High School is now welcoming all students to a "back-to-school event” initially meant only “Freshmen Students of Color.”

WILL Releases New Healthcare Agenda to Policymakers

New report underscores 15 issues in healthcare while highlighting free-market based solutions.

Wisconsin High School to Hold Segregated “Back-To-School Events”

WILL condemns Appleton East High School’s racially segregated back-to-school events. Two back-to-school nights will be held in August, with one night being designated for only “Freshmen Students of Color” and their families.

Madison School District Pays Punitive Damages and Commits to Significant Public Records Reform

District also Disavows Racially Discriminatory Policy to “Prioritize your African American Students”

Coalition of Free Market Groups Urge Lawmakers to Oppose “Wedding Barn” Legislation

A coalition of free market groups have issued a new memo to lawmakers highlighting problems with certain provisions in AB 304/SB 332, particularly as the bill relates to the regulation of Wisconsin’s “wedding barn” industry.

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WISCONSIN WATCH DOG | MILWAUKEE COUNCIL SAYS PRIVATE, CHARTER SCHOOLS CAN BUY UNUSED SCHOOL PROPERTY

The Milwaukee Common Council on Friday voted 14-0 to accept the recommendation of the Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development committee to accept five ...

MARQUETTE WIRE | JOHN MCADAMS OFFICIALLY REJECTS PUNISHMENT, ALUMNI GROUP CRITICIZES PRESIDENT LOVELL

Suspended Marquette University Political Science Professor John McAdams officially rejects President Michael Lovell's punishment after his role in a 2014 ...

Wausau Daily Herald | Everyone’s a watchdog under open records law

WILL Deputy Counsel and Litigation Manager Tom Kamenick was out on the road last week, part of a seminar on open government. Panelists featured ...

WISN Channel 12 / WisPolitics | Race for high court heads into home stretch

WILL President and General Counsel Rick Esenberg appeared on Mike Gousha's UpFront to discuss the campaign for Wisconsin's Supreme Court. "Esenberg wants ...

Racine Journal Times | Flanders: More money for fewer students, great for school districts, bad for taxpayers

WILL Research Director, Dr. Will Flanders, writing in the Racine Journal Times: The Journal Times reported that the Racine Unified School District ...

National Review | Loyola: Beware Feds Bearing Gifts

WILL Senior Fellow Mario Loyola writing in National Review: "Critics of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker are mystified that the state is suing the federal ...

La Crosse Tribune | Hudson: Voucher schools deserve support

WILL's Lead Education Analyst, Lexi Hudson, writing in the La Crosse Tribune, explores how transformative it would be for K-12 education if entrepreneurs ...

Wall Street Journal | State House to White House? Not so easy

Wall Street Journal's Heather Haddon talks to WILL President and General Counsel Rick Esenberg about the difficulties governors's face (in this case, ...

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