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May 29, 2008 - 8:30am
By: Anonymous
A new study from the University of Cincinnati strengthens the evidence that lead exposure is linked to criminal behavior, and could refocus the spotlight on lead and juvenile crime in Milwaukee. The first study to follow lead-exposed children from...
May 22, 2008 - 9:35am
Here at the Forum we have long bemoaned the lack of data with which to measure the success of Milwaukee's various education reform efforts. From the 32-year-old Chapter 220 integration program to the 10-year-old open enrollment program (not to...
May 20, 2008 - 9:10am
By: Anonymous
The company that created Philadelphia's citywide WiFi network announced last week that it will begin to dismantle it starting June 12. This comes after the company, Earthlink, declared last fall that they would no longer be in the municipal wireless...
May 14, 2008 - 8:48am
A report released by Allstate insurance company this month finds the metro Milwaukee area is among the "least deadly" places for teen drivers. The study analyzed federal crash statistics, Allstate claims data, and U.S. Census data to score the 50...
May 12, 2008 - 12:04pm
To most Wisconsinites, May signifies the beginning of warm weather and the first taste of summer. But to local government officials in Wisconsin, it signifies something far more foreboding: the start of a long and difficult budget process.In light...
May 5, 2008 - 11:47am
By: Anonymous
Coverage of the Public Policy Forum's latest report, "Milwaukee County's Transit Crisis: How did we get here and what do we do now?" appeared in Sunday's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Unfortunately, the headline was somewhat misleading. It stated that...
May 2, 2008 - 8:37am
As more state and local governments decide to invest in quality improvements for early childhood education, two questions must be answered: What is the definition of high quality? And how will we know whether the investments have paid off?Quality...
April 28, 2008 - 10:34am
By: Anonymous
There is no doubt that Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport is one of the finest – and fastest growing – mid-size airports in the country. Beyond the airport’s fine physical attributes, its airline service is second to only a handful of...
April 28, 2008 - 10:24am
By: Anonymous
A new book by RAND sociologist Chloe Bird and Harvard sociologist Patricia Rieker presents a fresh way of viewing individual choices about health that could provide a useful way of examining a range of social policy issues. In their book Gender and...
April 24, 2008 - 9:35am
A recent issue of The Economist includes a small blurb on new research published in the Journal of Public Economics by two Wisconsin economists. Scott Adams, of UWM, and Chad Cotti, of UW-Oshkosh, have found that when public smoking bans are...

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