Institute for Reforming Government

Making Wisconsin the heart of the American Dream

Developing policy reforms, engaging communities, and holding government accountable, IRG wants to give all Wisconsinites an opportunity to succeed and prosper.

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Educating families so they understand how Wisconsin politicians spend over $40 billion a year of their hard-earned money.

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Community Engagement

Giving a voice to the voiceless and hope to the hopeless.

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IRG New Hire: Jake Curtis as General Counsel and Director of CIO

Tuesday, February 27, 2024  IRG New Hire: Jake Curtis as General Counsel and Director of CIO IRG is thrilled to announce that Attorney Jake Curtis has been named General Counsel and Director of the award-winning Center for Investigative Oversight (CIO).  Jake is a...

NEW: Deep Dive into WOW College-Educated Women 

NEW: Deep Dive into WOW College-Educated Women 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  December 5, 2023  NEW: Deep Dive into WOW College-Educated Women  IRG and SPN conduct focus groups and surveys to better understand policy concerns and priorities of women DELAFIELD, WI - No group of voters has changed more in Wisconsin than...

Pandemic Recovery Slow for Low-Performing Students

Pandemic Recovery Slow for Low-Performing Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2023  Pandemic Recovery Slow for Low-Performing Students Green Bay, Janesville Not Recovering, Choice Working in Milwaukee Delafield, WI – Today, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released test score data from...