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April 22, 2008 - 9:56am
A report released this month by the Justice Policy Institute speaks to the rapid growth in jail populations across the country and the impacts on taxpayers and communities. This is not just the typical report arguing that "lock-em-up" policies are...
April 21, 2008 - 11:55am
By: Anonymous
As recently reported in the Daily Reporter, the Washington Post, and Jim Rowen's The Political Environment blog - the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has initiated a study "assessing the wind power generation potential of the Great Lakes."...
April 16, 2008 - 9:34am
By: Anonymous
The Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment, a nonprofit program in California that helps low-income women start their own businesses, presented findings at this month's Summit on Economic Justice for Women in Atlanta showing microenterprise to be a...
April 15, 2008 - 11:14am
Sometimes a picture is worth...well, you know. The New York Times recently had a graphic mapping the subprime mortgage foreclosure crisis nationally, using data from major metropolitan areas. The map indicates Milwaukee isn't experiencing the crisis...
April 9, 2008 - 9:35am
A report released this week confirms yet again that our state receives far fewer federal dollars than the average state. This time the Trust for America's Health analyzed funds from three federal health agencies and found Wisconsin ranks 45th in...
April 7, 2008 - 10:28am
The Public Policy Forum recently surveyed 430 parents in southeastern Wisconsin. We find the vast majority are satisfied with the quality of their child care arrangements and their options for child care. In fact, most say they would not change...
April 3, 2008 - 9:28am
A Democratic governor, tired of complaints from municipalities about cuts in state aids, says the whole municipal aid formula should be scrapped and vows to come up with a new one by the end of the year. While he's at it, he says he'll tackle the...
March 31, 2008 - 9:49am
By: Anonymous
A new advocacy group, UWM Downtown, has been formed to encourage the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee to expand its proposed engineering campus in downtown Milwaukee instead of the university's favored suburban location on County grounds in...
March 27, 2008 - 3:13pm
By: Anonymous
Property values in southeastern Wisconsin counties grew 6% last year, a relatively healthy rate but the slowest since at least 2004, and for some counties, the past decade. Also, proximity to northern Illinois looks to be a key factor in fueling...
March 26, 2008 - 9:17am
...according to a recent article in the Boston Globe. When Milwaukee tore down the Park East Freeway in 2002, it was the first city to remove a downtown freeway overpass for purposes of what was then called urban revitalization. Yes, San Francisco...

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