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Taking Care of Business: An Analysis of Business Improvement Districts in Milwaukee County

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On the Money? The City of Milwaukee's Uncommon Revenue Structure and How it Compares to Peer Cities

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Joining Forces: Exploring service sharing opportunities for MPS

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Jul, 2017

Our latest research finds that on a per capita basis, business and neighborhood improvement districts are more abundant in Milwaukee than in any other American city. We also find that notwithstanding their popularity, it is difficult to assess the effectiveness of local BIDs and NIDs due to a...

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Aug 11, 2017
With state legislatures across the country struggling to balance their budgets, Governing magazine reports that many are looking to corrections budgets as a source of savings. Interestingly – as reported in a Governing article last week – they are doing so not simply by cutting budgets, but by...

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