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February 21, 2008 - 9:39am
By: Anonymous
My move back to Wisconsin from California in 2001 was largely fueled by my desire to live in Milwaukee - a community that simultaneously embraced the construction of the daring Calatrava addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum and the destruction of...
February 20, 2008 - 9:39am
Those who follow local government, and those who ride the bus, have a keen sense that the Milwaukee County Transit System is in or nearing fiscal crisis. We hear about it every summer, when cuts in service or increases in fares are discussed as part...
February 15, 2008 - 9:00am
By: Anonymous
The following is from the Public Policy Forum’s new report, "Tax Increment Financing in Southeastern Wisconsin." Research was funded by Briggs...
February 13, 2008 - 9:30am
For those of you who can't get enough talking heads, there's a new policy-devoted TV network, but it's not actually on TV. Fora.tv is YouTube for policy wonks. Fora.tv (the plural of forum, get it?) includes content from a wide variety of national...
February 12, 2008 - 11:01am
The Forum does not advocate on behalf of anyone and generally uses a taxpayer's perspective in our analyses. However, some policies are focused on particular demographics, which require us to analyze their effectiveness from the perspective of both...
February 8, 2008 - 10:37am
By: Anonymous
The momentum behind Milwaukee County's push to issue Pension Obligation Bonds is growing. The Legislature is poised to act on bipartisan legislation that will allow the County to issue 30-year POB's, while also requiring an annual five-year fiscal...
February 5, 2008 - 10:00am
The Forum's tenth annual census of private schools participating in the school choice program is released today. Our analysis finds that the results of the 2006 legislation lifting the enrollment cap in exchange for greater accountability are not as...
January 31, 2008 - 9:00am
Who among us doesn't despise this time of year - the time when football has ended, spring training hasn’t started, winter has stretched on too long and spring can’t come soon enough?Leaders in government, that's who. This is the time when...
January 30, 2008 - 9:22am
By: Anonymous
Here's a twist. Milwaukee lobbying for investment in Chicago. A recent Sun-Times editorial, suggests that leaders in large metro areas (like Milwaukee and Chicago) should band together and lobby the federal government for more investment to spur...
January 28, 2008 - 10:01am
By: Anonymous
Two weeks ago, the Public Policy Forum’s Viewpoint Luncheon stirred media attention regarding local C.E.O.s’ cautions about the Milwaukee business climate and image. This week, the Twin Cities launched a new $2.5 million marketing campaign that...

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