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WILL Secures Major Victory for Property Taxpayers at Wisconsin Supreme Court

Unanimous SCOWIS ruling saves taxpayers in Buchanan nearly $1 million per year, and the precedent will protect taxpayers across Wisconsin for years to ...

Breaking the Chain: Decoupling School Choice Funding in Wisconsin

School choice in Wisconsin is undergoing some exciting changes. With the passage of increased funding for the state’s voucher programs, participating schools will be on firmer financial footing going forward. In this policy brief, we explore how private schools in the choice program are currently funded, and why decoupling would be an important improvement.

WILL Statement Following Gov. Evers Signing School Choice Legislation

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) released the following statement praising Governor Evers’ signing Senate Bill 330.  Rick Esenberg, ...

Wisconsin Lutheran Wins Summary Judgment Against City of Milwaukee for Unlawful Property Tax Assessment

Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge David Borowski granted Wisconsin Lutheran High School (WLHS) summary judgment in an oral ruling on February 2, 2023, ordering a full refund of the 2021 tax assessment plus interest. Following that ruling, the school and the City entered into a settlement agreement refunding the school’s 2022 tax payment and providing for the property’s continued exemption so long as it continues to be used for educational purposes.

WILL Files Federal Complaint Against WI School District, Demanding Action Following Troubling Locker Room Incident

WILL demands a civil-rights investigation to enforce federal rights and confront the reality of dangerous policies, like the one in Sun Prairie, ...

WILL Praises Bipartisan Action in Support of School Choice and Education Empowerment

Legislative Action Helps Fulfill Critical Mission for closing the funding gap between choice schools and public schools in Wisconsin The News: The ...

WILL & School Choice Wisconsin Debunk Unfounded Claims Against School Choice Programs

New data shows zero negative impact on public school performance from longstanding Wisconsin School Choice programs The News: The Wisconsin Institute for ...

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RightWisconsin | The State of Conservatism – Esenberg Edition

WILL President and General Counsel Rick Esenberg explores the state of conservatism in Wisconsin over at RightWisconsin. "Politics is an uncomfortable ...

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | Wisconsin citizens win a round against secrecy

This morning the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel cites WILL Deputy Counsel and Litigation Manager Tom Kamenick in condemning proposed changes by the Public ...

The Wisconsin State Journal | Analysis: Last 6 state Supreme Court races attracted $13.2M in issue ad spending

WILL President and General Counsel Rick Esenberg proffers an opinion on the potential for profligate spending in SCOWI elections. "Esenberg said Supreme ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Public Outpouring: Emails, letters urge board reversal on records access

WILL Deputy Counsel and Litigation Manager Tom Kamenick quoted extensively in the Journal-Sentinel: And a conservative group called the change an ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Szafir: MPS Must Embrace New Ideas

WILL Vice President for Policy and Deputy Counsel CJ Szafir writing in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: The law was passed because, as Darling put it, ...

CBS 58 | Department of Justice Drops Investigation into Milwaukee School Choice Program

CBS 58 in Milwaukee covered the USDOJ investigation that uncovered absolutely no wrongdoing by schools participating in Milwaukee's Parental School Choice ...

RightWisconsin | 5 Wisconsin Democrats Who Cheered on the DOJ Investigation of the Milwaukee School Choice Program

  Collin Roth at RightWisconsin exposes the school choice political football that five Wisconsin Democrats like to kick around: "In 2014, Pocan said ...

Wisconsin Public Radio | Week in Review

WILL President and General Counsel joined former Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager and Joy Cardin to discuss the Week in Review.

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