Institute for Reforming Government

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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

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BREAKING: IRG on Milwaukee Public Schools Scandal and Resignation

BREAKING: IRG on Milwaukee Public Schools Scandal and Resignation

WHAT HAPPENED? Last night, an auditorium and overflow crowd vented 4 decades of frustration with Milwaukee Public Schools. From low academic performance and financial scandal to unprofessional staff and lack of safety, a fed-up city felt able to say what they really...

Removing Barriers to Innovation

Removing Barriers to Innovation

May 22, 2024 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Courtney Gustafson [email protected] Removing Barriers to Innovation IRG report shows how to make Wisconsin a national leader in innovation and technology Delafield, WI - The Institute for Reforming Government (IRG)...