Public Policy Forum Blog

June 22, 2017 - 9:45am
"Resilient" is a word that is most often associated with individuals who have experienced trauma, or with materials (like nylon). But in the small village of Wind Point, it's a word that is being used to catalyze collaborative action to shape a...
June 9, 2017 - 8:00am
Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), the City of Milwaukee, and Milwaukee County all confront a common challenge. They are squeezed by both revenue and expenditure constraints – forces like stagnant state aids, limited tax-base growth, health care and...
May 24, 2017 - 9:36am
School district budget season is here. And with it, no shortage of debate on how to invest scarce resources to give students in Greater Milwaukee the best possible education money can buy. Of the factors driving how well young people are prepared...
May 19, 2017 - 8:00am
For more than a century, the Public Policy Forum has prided itself on impartial and objective budget analysis that explains the financial challenges facing local governments and school districts, but that calls them out when they violate fiscal best...

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