Virginia Carlson's Blogs

May 7, 2014 - 9:00am
By: Virginia Carlson
At first glance, it seems as if The Economist, in a recent post titled “The sharing economy: Remove the roadblocks,” is warning me that local government is setting up barriers to community sharing. The article bemoans the fact that disruption[i] in...
April 22, 2014 - 9:00am
By: Virginia Carlson
Tax increment financing (TIF) has been mentioned recently in relation to two proposed sports-related developments in southeastern Wisconsin: a new BMO Harris Bradley Center and entertainment district in downtown Milwaukee and a minor-league baseball...
April 4, 2014 - 8:00am
By: Virginia Carlson
The Public Policy Forum’s annual Research Brief and school directory on the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) - released this morning - finds that the program includes 110 schools and 25,820 students as of the 2013-2014 school year....
March 11, 2014 - 9:00am
By: Virginia Carlson
A recent Brookings Institution report on rising inequality within major cities indicated that Milwaukee is one of the top six metropolitan areas in which inequality is growing. A follow-up article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel referred to the...
December 20, 2013 - 7:55am
By: Virginia Carlson
A December 7th article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on the changing nature of manufacturing work: more automation and fewer jobs. This follows a November 21st article also in the Journal Sentinel  which laid out the most...
October 31, 2013 - 7:30am
By: Virginia Carlson
Public Schooling in Southeast Wisconsin 2012-2013 is the 27th in a series of Public Policy Forum annual reports on K-12 education policy, funding, academic achievement, and demographics in the southeast Wisconsin region (Milwaukee, Waukesha,...
August 14, 2013 - 9:59am
By: Virginia Carlson
Yesterday’s Journal Sentinel reports that Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin plans to relocate its current training facility at 200 W. Vogel Avenue, near Milwaukee’s airport, to a facility at 5400 S. 60th Street in Greendale. The move...