Blog Archive

March 27, 2017 - 8:00am
The rise of smart phones, mobile applications, and new private transportation service providers has ushered in a highly experimental period in which transit systems are testing new ways of providing services. Is it time for similar experimentation...
March 23, 2017 - 8:00am
Earlier this month, Good Jobs First, a non-partisan accountability firm that tracks public subsidies, published a report on city and county online disclosure practices. The report specifically focuses on public sector subsidies for economic...
March 9, 2017 - 8:00am
Most elected officials and civic leaders agree that investment in programming for Milwaukee's youth must be a critical component of citywide efforts to combat poverty, reduce violence, and appropriately prepare our future workforce. Yet what is the...
February 24, 2017 - 8:00am
The recent convergence of several related endeavors led us to examine the potential benefits and challenges of developing a forensic science center in southeast Wisconsin: The State of Wisconsin is planning to develop a new crime laboratory in the...
February 9, 2017 - 7:50am
By: Joe Yeado
Career and Technical Education, often shortened to CTE, has become a hot topic in education in recent years. Teachers, parents, school leaders, and policymakers have all come to focus on this strategy as a means to better prepare students for a...
January 20, 2017 - 10:36am
My guess is that the headline in today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel proclaiming that Milwaukee Public Schools unfunded retiree benefit costs "fall to under $1 billion" leaves most citizens scratching their heads. Is a long-term liability that still...
January 3, 2017 - 9:00am
The past year not only was a monumental one on the national political scene, but we also had several important elections and debated a range of meaningful policy issues on the state and local levels. Before 2016 fades into the rear view mirror, I...