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April 27, 2007 - 2:40am
By: Anonymous
On April 3rd, 2007, history was made. On that day, a French TGV train set a new world speed record of 357 MPH, smashing the old mark of 320 MPH set in 1990.Meanwhile, we may just be setting a record of our own here in Milwaukee County. After 16...
April 25, 2007 - 11:59am
As Rep. Frank Lasee notes this week, Wisconsin's biennial budget, as proposed by the Governor, included several substantive policy provisions. Now that the budget is in the hands of the legislature's Joint Finance Committee, other substantive...
April 24, 2007 - 11:07am
By: Anonymous
Northwestern Mutual (NML), Milwaukee's second largest corporation (112th largest in the United States), is highlighted in a recent Wall Street Journal article as possibly the only company in corporate American that invites a small group of...
April 23, 2007 - 2:40pm
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced a new privately-funded program aimed at moving families out of poverty. The program, Opportunity NYC, is being called a conditional cash transfer program. The basic gist is that participating...
April 19, 2007 - 11:23am
By: Anonymous
The City of Milwaukee’s Comptroller Office released its audit of the Canal Street expansion project. The audit was requested by Alderman Murphy in order to determine why the project cost millions of dollars more than was originally projected. The...
April 18, 2007 - 1:33pm
By: Anonymous
The Business Journal recently reported the findings from an Aurora Health Care public health survey ("Violence cited as top city health problem.")Violence was stated as the city of Milwaukee’s top health problem followed by alcohol and drug use and...
April 17, 2007 - 3:42pm
By: Anonymous
The Forum’s latest report on taxable property values reveals that Waukesha County’s day in the sun may have to wait a few centuries. If we weren’t researchers, we’d probably be embarrassed because a few years ago we projected Waukesha was on track...
April 17, 2007 - 8:07am
The Forum's next Viewpoint Luncheon May 9, 11:45 am, Pfister Hotel:Radical Surgery--Wisconsin’s search for access to lower-cost health careA panel of experts will sort out various ideas and recent plans for improving health care access and costs for...
April 16, 2007 - 3:45pm
By: Anonymous
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Governor Doyle has appointed a Commission to Reduce the Racial Disparity in Wisconsin's Criminal Justice. The key is to figure out why Wisconsin has the third highest ratio (18:1) of incarcerated...
April 13, 2007 - 7:43am
By: Anonymous
Walworth County has surpassed Waukesha County as southeastern Wisconsin’s wealthiest county in terms of per-capita property value. According to the Milwaukee-based Public Policy Forum’s latest property value report, Walworth County’s 2006 per-...

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