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August 20, 2007 - 11:40am
Have you ever read a story in the newspaper with quote after quote on one side of the issue and just a few on the other side? Have you wondered whether other things were said in support of that other side, but were left out of the story? I guess the...
August 16, 2007 - 4:37pm
According to today's Wall Street Journal, Milwaukee isn't the only city that's Wi-Fi experiences aren't living up to their expectations.Minor issues range from cost overruns due to coverage problems to concerns about Wi-Fi equipment emitting too...
August 16, 2007 - 10:20am
By: Anonymous
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – August 15, 2007 – At the 94th annual conference of the Governmental Research Association (GRA) in Denver last week, the Milwaukee-based Public Policy Forum won a first place award in the Outstanding Policy Achievement category...
August 14, 2007 - 3:47pm
By: Anonymous
Milwaukee's corporate culture is a bit less stuffy these days. Recent announcements by some of Milwaukee's largest corporations emphasize the principles behind corporate social responsibility (CSR). Examples which could be classified as "socially...
August 10, 2007 - 9:43am
By: Anonymous
As a research organization focused on local issues, the Public Policy Forum hasn’t taken up the issue of climate policy, but perhaps we should. The City of Boulder, Colorado, has determined that climate change is a local issue, and has instituted a...
August 9, 2007 - 12:07pm
By: Anonymous
One perk of attending the annual conference of the Governmental Research Association in Denver this week has been to hear a talk by Denver’s Mayor John Hickenlooper. Mayor Hickenlooper was re-elected to his second term with an incredible 87% of the...
August 3, 2007 - 10:25am
By: Anonymous
Is the city of Milwaukee a victim of "benign neglect" by the state of Wisconsin as suggested in a recent Bookings Institution report? Those are strong words, but when looking at how much or how little Milwaukee receives in economic development...
August 2, 2007 - 9:39am
This year, for the first time, the Public Policy Forum has created a poster ranking all 147 municipalities in southeastern Wisconsin on the basis of the following information: property values, per capita property value, 5 year change in property...
August 1, 2007 - 9:30am
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported earlier in July that the school district of Menomonee Falls would partner with four local child care centers to provide taxpayer-funded Kindergarten for four year olds next year, due to parental demand....
July 31, 2007 - 11:14am
By: Anonymous
The Public Policy Forum has embarked on a ground-breaking project to establish the costs and benefits of high quality early childhood education in southeast Wisconsin. As part of the project's first phase, the Forum has produced a map of existing...

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