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March 25, 2008 - 9:19am
One of the questions greater public investment in early childhood education raises is whether government should play a role in the lives of most children under school age. Even for those who believe school readiness is an appropriate effort for...
March 20, 2008 - 9:06am
By: Anonymous
NAFTA bashing is the new blood sport on the presidential campaign trail. As both major democratic candidates were quick to discover in the Wisconsin and Ohio primaries, their populist message of blaming the upper Midwest's economic woes on free-...
March 19, 2008 - 3:18pm
Say what you will about the tone, content or motivation behind Senator Barack Obama's speech on race relations earlier this week, but it is difficult to refute the positive aspects of having a national dialogue on race. A little more than a year...
March 11, 2008 - 10:01am
Of all the contentious issues that mar the state-county relationship in Wisconsin, perhaps none rankles county leaders more than growing state charges for the cost of housing delinquent youth in state correctional institutions. Milwaukee County's...
March 6, 2008 - 8:45am
If you're worried about your child getting food poisoning from their favorite fast food joint, it's easy enough for citizens of southeastern Wisconsin to visit the web and get information on restaurant inspections.If your worried about your child's...
March 4, 2008 - 10:18am
Wisconsin scored a B- in the latest assessment by the Pew Center on the States of state government performance, the same score as in 2005. While a B- sounds OK, because Pew doesn't grade on a curve, it's actually just average. Of the 50 states,...
February 29, 2008 - 10:05am
As state and local governments try to diversify their revenue sources, sin taxes and user fees become more politically palatable. Now the UK has developed a tool that could make possible the ultimate sin tax for cheese-loving Wisconsin: the "fat tax...
February 28, 2008 - 9:38am
By: Anonymous
When it comes to antipoverty strategies, efforts related to early childhood education and child care rise to the top for many researchers.In the inaugural issue of Pathways magazine, poverty researcher Rebecca Blank features her priority list of top...
February 26, 2008 - 8:35am
There's a subtle yet important connection between two seemingly unrelated items in Sunday’s Journal Sentinel. A news story by Audrey Hoffer details the annual congressional earmark report from Taxpayers for Common Sense, including an analysis of...
February 22, 2008 - 10:45am
By: Anonymous
Milwaukee has marriage on the mind – or, the lack thereof, that is. Two February articles in the Journal Sentinel – a column by Patrick McIlheran and, most recently, a news story, have highlighted declining rates of marriage. The news story...

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