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December 18, 2014 - 8:00am
The temperatures have plummeted, the NFL playoffs are almost upon us, and our credit cards are tapped from holiday shopping – that means it’s time once again to unveil the Forum ‘s top five research findings of the year.  Last year’s list...
December 16, 2014 - 8:00am
Throughout Southeast Wisconsin and on a daily basis, development projects from retail stores and apartment complexes to technology parks and mixed-use developments are being proposed, negotiated, agreed upon, and sometimes contested. Behind the...
December 8, 2014 - 7:45am
By: Joe Yeado
Over the past few decades Milwaukee has developed a national reputation as a petri dish for education policies and reforms. From the introduction of school choice in 1990 to the more recent expansion of charter schools, from the turnaround model to...
November 6, 2014 - 8:00am
Rising health care costs, unfunded pension liabilities, deferred maintenance, and flat revenues are among the common budget challenges facing local governments these days. To combat these financial pressures, localities across the country are...
October 16, 2014 - 8:00am
The Public Policy Forum’s annual Budget Brief of Milwaukee County’s recommended budget  -- which we release this morning  -- cites a return to familiar territory for the County, as its leaders must grapple with  a substantial budget...
October 14, 2014 - 8:00am
Last December, the Public Policy Forum released a report called Getting to Work, which examined challenges and opportunities for improving public transit access to job centers throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Our analysis showed that many...
October 13, 2014 - 8:00am
In our annual Budget Brief of the mayor’s proposed City of Milwaukee Budget – released this morning – the Public Policy Forum cites the City’s familiar challenge of balancing increased health care and pension costs, operational priorities, and long-...
October 10, 2014 - 8:00am
By: Joe Yeado
With stadiums lit up on Friday nights, homecoming plans being finalized and a cool tinge in the air, students across southeast Wisconsin are well into the new school year. Against this backdrop of academic exuberance comes a new, comprehensive...
September 30, 2014 - 8:30am
According to a popular theory, Americans – and particularly millenials – are increasingly choosing to live in cities rather than small towns and suburbs. A new study by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Community Progress tests that theory by...
September 22, 2014 - 8:00am
The revitalization of Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley as an industrial, recreational, and entertainment district has been lauded both locally and nationally as a successful and sustainable urban redevelopment project. While work in the Valley is not...

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