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December 22, 2016 - 9:40am
As 2016 comes to a close, it's time to unveil the Forum's top five research findings. Last year’s list included findings on bus rapid transit, enforcement of Milwaukee's marijuana ordinances, philanthropic funding for the arts, Greater Milwaukee's...
December 19, 2016 - 12:45pm
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's two-part series on Wisconsin's troubled juvenile justice system that ran yesterday and today focused first on the crisis at Lincoln Hills, and the fact that it was "years in the making;" and then on a different model...
December 16, 2016 - 7:45am
By: Joe Yeado
As students and teachers rapidly approach the midpoint of the school year, a new, comprehensive report from the Public Policy Forum highlights the academic successes and challenges in the region. The report, Public Schooling in Southeast Wisconsin:...
December 2, 2016 - 9:35am
Remember the pair of shoes you used to wear to work every day? The ones that looked good and worked with everything you needed to get done? Unfortunately, they wore out to the point where they actually worked against you. Eventually, those shoes...
November 21, 2016 - 10:11am
The inaugural Milwaukee Startup Week took place the first week of November, bringing entrepreneurs together to learn from one another. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Wisconsin was recently ranked last in the nation for startup...
November 9, 2016 - 12:30pm
As the dust settles from an historic 2016 election, my mind turns to how the shift in control of the White House may impact some critical fiscal and policy issues facing our largest local governments. While it's obviously far too early to tell, here...
November 8, 2016 - 8:20am
Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the fall research conference of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) in Washington, DC. The Forum has not had many dealings with APPAM, whose membership is comprised primarily of...
November 1, 2016 - 8:00am
In an election year as historic as this one, debate naturally zeroes in on the role of government – to address individual needs, solve community problems, or even effect change beyond our country’s borders. Here in Milwaukee, much of the local news...
October 25, 2016 - 11:38am
One of the most difficult challenges for Forum researchers as we seek to objectively analyze the Milwaukee County, City of Milwaukee, and Milwaukee Public Schools budgets each year is to point out the long-term financial challenges facing each...
October 24, 2016 - 9:22am
When it comes to transportation, we are living in a dynamic period of innovation. Concurrent with the rise of smart phones, Milwaukee and cities across the world recently have introduced carsharing, bikesharing, ridesourcing, and other new ways of...

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