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July 26, 2007 - 9:39am
By: Anonymous
After years of employment losses, the city of Milwaukee is growing again. Milwaukee added 2,039 net new jobs in the last 12 months and 4,057 jobs since May 2005. While Milwaukee still has plenty of ground to make up, the city now shows signs of...
July 25, 2007 - 7:45am
'Tis the season for local government agencies to submit their budget requests. In most places, agencies act as if it were Christmas, submitting a long wish list with hopes of many big, shiny gifts under the tree. These hopes are dashed when it is...
July 24, 2007 - 4:42pm
By: Anonymous
The Public Policy Forum is accepting applications for the position of President. The President serves as Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of this Milwaukee, WI based nonprofit, nonpartisan policy research organization. Qualified...
July 18, 2007 - 10:13am
(click image to enlarge)The Forum's 2002 comprehensive analysis of the Milwaukee County Parks system's condition and financial stability found that by 2000, spending on the parks had declined to two-thirds of what it was in the 1970's. Today's news...
July 13, 2007 - 11:38am
By: Anonymous
In a recently released study, the Milwaukee County Audit Department analyzed the jury selection process in the wake of last year’s Frank Jude case, in which an all-white jury acquitted three white defendants in the beating of a biracial man.The...
July 12, 2007 - 9:36am
Quick...what region does this quote refer to? ...[T]his small region with its extraordinary innovative capacity and still untapped potential can make a real difference in determining which road we go down.Sounds like Milwaukee, but this was spoken...
July 10, 2007 - 3:53pm
By: Anonymous
The city of Madison and Dane County recently announced an agreement to pursue the creation of a regional transit authority (RTA) in an attempt to improve the Madison region's transit infrastructure. This announcement came after a rather bitter...
July 2, 2007 - 2:08pm
The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that invalidated voluntary school integration programs in Seattle and Louisville, obviously has implications for the Milwaukee area's own voluntary integration effort, the Chapter 220 program. What...
June 29, 2007 - 10:20am
By: Anonymous
If State Senate Democrats were looking to spark further debate about health care in Wisconsin, then their proposal and passage of the Healthy Wisconsin Plan, which is estimated to cost $15.2 billion in its first year, has accomplished that goal....
June 26, 2007 - 4:36pm
The American Planning Association's June issue of Planning magazine includes an article about child care as an element of a community's infrastructure. The article, "Putting Child Care in the Picture," includes this quote:When Hurricane Katrina hit...

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