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January 23, 2009 - 2:00pm
As state, local and municipal governments confront the reality of huge losses in their pension fund assets and grimly assess the impact on future budgets, many will pursue innovative or even radical solutions, including some that likely never would...
January 16, 2009 - 10:45am
You've probably read or heard quite a bit lately about the need for solving MPS's problem. That sentiment is unlikely to draw opposition. However, we're not all on the same page as to what the problem is exactly.Is it a governance problem? A finance...
January 12, 2009 - 9:02am
Milwaukee seems to be weathering the housing crisis relatively well. Foreclosure rates in 2007 in metro Milwaukee were lower than in most other metro areas and housing prices in metro Milwaukee, alone among the largest 25 cities in the country, rose...
January 7, 2009 - 5:00pm
Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker's statement (as reported in today's Journal Sentinel) that he will not request federal stimulus funds already has generated considerable reaction from other elected officials and in the blogosphere, and likely...
January 6, 2009 - 9:46am
In economic theory there's a notion called deadweight loss, or market inefficiency, which impacts a consumer when the value of an item's utility is less than the price paid for it. What does that have to do with Brett Favre? According to Stephen...

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