Announcements

Announcements

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)...

NEWS: IRG Grows Digital Community to over 11,500 People

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 30, 2024 NEWS: IRG Grows Digital Community to over 11,500 People List increasing by 117% gives IRG a massive capability to better understand Wisconsinites and drive policy discussions  Delafield, WI – The Institute for Reforming...

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 

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

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...

IRG and WILL Sue to Obtain Public Records

Nobody is above the law, not even Wisconsin’s Secretary of State The News: Today, the Institute for Reforming Government (IRG), represented by lawyers at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), filed a lawsuit in Waukesha County Circuit Court.   WILL and...

IRG Releases State of Wisconsin Public Debt Overview

2023-25 State Budget reduces borrowing and results in significant cash reserves Delafield, WI – Today the Institute for Reforming Government (IRG) released Wisconsin's Finances: Debt and Borrowing. In the 2023-2025 budget, the Legislature chose to pay down existing...

First Analysis: Historic Middle-Class Tax Relief Vetoed

WHAT HAPPENED:Governor Evers signed the 2023-2025 state budget, but not before issuing 51 partial vetoes, including vetoes that remove 95% of the income tax relief that was included in the legislature’s budget. Because of his veto, taxpayers will only see a $175...

IRG Releases Playbook for Income Tax Relief in Divided Government

IRG Releases Playbook for Income Tax Relief in Divided Government Historic Tax Relief for Middle Class, Small Businesses Within Reach Delafield, WI – Today the Institute for Reforming Government (IRG) released a new policy playbook on income tax relief. It includes...

IRG Turns to the People to Solve Kitchen Table Issues

IRG Turns to the People to Solve Kitchen Table Issues Releases lessons, insights and stories from a year of building bridges into communities across Wisconsin Delafield, WI – After visiting 25 cities, convening 42 listening sessions, and driving 5,367 miles across...

How to Save Walker-Era Reforms

New memo explains how to enshrine and protect conservative reforms in the Wisconsin Constitution What IRG Did: On the heels of Tuesday’s election results that shifted the balance of power on the Wisconsin Supreme Court to a new liberal majority, IRG released a memo...

IRG Calls for Greater Oversight of DNR Wolf Management Decisions

IRG CALLS FOR GREATER OVERSIGHT OF DNR WOLF MANAGEMENT DECISIONS NEW Investigatory Report follows unilateral DNR decision to eliminate numeric wolf population goal in Wisconsin. Delafield, WI – The Institute for Reforming Government's Center for Investigative...

IRG Releases Memo on Future of Wisconsin Supreme Court

IRG Releases Memo on Future of Wisconsin Supreme Court Breaks down potential impact of a new court composition Delafield, WI – For years, Wisconsin conservatives have held a majority in the state Supreme Court, issuing a number of landmark decisions. In a memo...

IRG’s K-12 COVID Relief Audit Forces Public DPI Response

IRG’s K-12 COVID Relief Audit Forces Public DPI Response IRG Responds to State Supt. Jill Underly on Continued Opacity: “The Only Thing that Matters Is Kids” Delafield, WI - The Institute for Reforming Government (IRG) today issued a letter to State Superintendent...

IRG Launches Center for Investigative Oversight

IRG Launches Center for Investigative Oversight Will promote accountability, transparency and conservative governance at state and local level   Delafield, WI – Wisconsin is witnessing an alarming trend in executive and bureaucratic failures, as well as claims of...

New Poll Shows Wisconsinites Support Elimination of Income Tax

MADISON, Wis. – A survey of registered Wisconsin voters conducted in December 2022 shows a plurality of voters - across partisan lines - support eliminating the income tax AND that nearly 6 in 10 think that state taxes are too high. The State Policy Network (SPN)’s...

IRG Team Expands Into Fox Valley, Northern and Rural Wisconsin

MADISON, WI. - In 2022, IRG embarked on an ambitious community engagement campaign, driving over 5,200 miles across Wisconsin and holding over 40 listening sessions with community leaders in over 20 cities and towns. As IRG continues carrying out these efforts...

IRG Announces New School Finder Tool for Parents

MADISON, WI. - Today, the Institute for Reforming Government (IRG) announced a new School Finder Tool designed to help parents find a school that fits the needs of their children. By entering your address, the free School Finder Tool - powered by Schoolahoop and...