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Nick Novak

Nick Novak

Nick Novak is the director of marketing and communications at Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin. Prior to joining ABC of Wisconsin, Novak was director of communications at the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, a free-market think-tank based in Madison, Wisconsin. Previously, he served on multiple state and federal political campaigns and in Gov. Scott Walker’s administration. Novak has been featured multiple times on Fox News and other national media outlets. He holds degrees in economics and political science from the University of Wisconsin. Contact him at [email protected] or on Twitter @NickBNovak.

Articles by Nick Novak

Thank You. (Illustration by Michael Ramirez for Creators Syndicate)

Offering my humble gratitude to those who serve this holiday season

First, I want to extend my sincere gratitude to all the courageous people who are currently serving our country and will be away from the family dinner table during the holidays. I also want to say thank you to our brave veterans that have missed Christmases, birthdays, Hanukkahs and Thanksgivings in the past. Published December 18, 2014

Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Time to permanently fix the Medicare 'Doc Fix'

Washington is primed for Medicare reform. If nothing is done, the trust fund that covers the hospital bills for nearly 50 million Americans will run out in less than two decades. Published November 26, 2014

Making clear concrete benefits of tax reform (Illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times)

States should take on bold tax reform

It doesn’t matter whether someone is a Republican or a Democrat, it matters how they decide to spend (or not spend) taxpayer money. Published November 11, 2014

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2014 file photo,  protesters participate in a rally outside a Burger King on Chicago's south side as labor organizers escalate their campaign raise the minimum wage for employees to $15 an hour. As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they are also looking to motivate younger people, minorities and others in their base to go to the polls on Nov. 4th. The party has put questions on the ballot in five states asking voters whether the minimum wage should be increased. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File) **FILE**

Unions fund minimum wage protests for workers or Democrats?

Yes, there was another organized protest to try and raise the minimum wage. Nearly every single state and most major cities across the country have seen some type of demonstration in the last year about increasing the minimum wage. Published October 23, 2014

Affordable Care Act not affordable for manufacturers

A year removed from the massive failure that was the rollout of and the federal and state insurance exchanges, Americans are still somewhat vexed with the 2010 Obamacare law. Published October 14, 2014

NOVAK: Student performace not tied to higher pay - new report

When compared to overlapping cities with available scores on the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) – also known as the Nation's Report Card – four cities with the highest adjusted pay for elementary school teachers also had the lowest test scores. Published September 15, 2014

Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, where Medicaid was reformed. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)

NOVAK: States are right to reject federal Medicaid expansion

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a major blow to the Obama administration when it decided the federal government could not force states to expand their Medicaid programs. Luckily for taxpayers, quite a few states decided they did not want to expand the program. Published August 26, 2014

NOVAK: Why move to Florida? $200,000 in tax savings - that's why

People from New York, New Jersey and even Wisconsin have been moving to Florida in droves. Yes, the weather is much nicer in Ft. Lauderdale in January than in Green Bay, but keeping more of your own money seems to be a major influence. Published August 18, 2014