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August 14, 2013 - 9:59am
Yesterday’s Journal Sentinel reports that Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin plans to relocate its current training facility at 200 W. Vogel Avenue, near Milwaukee’s airport, to a facility at 5400 S. 60th Street in Greendale. The move...
July 25, 2013 - 7:30am
The increasingly competitive global economy has created a new imperative for educators across the nation not only to graduate students from high school, but also to ensure their success after graduation.  In Wisconsin, meanwhile, the Department...
June 27, 2013 - 8:45am
The Forum’s new report on property taxes and values in southeast Wisconsin – covered on the front page of yesterday’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – has generated several comments from our members and other interested parties.  One of those, from...
June 25, 2013 - 4:10pm
This morning, the Public Policy Forum released its annual report on property values and property taxes in southeast Wisconsin.   The report’s primary objective is to measure trends in property values – one of the region’s most critical...
June 7, 2013 - 7:50am
With the biennial budget process in full swing, Wisconsinites of all political colors are debating policy priorities and how to divide up resources to address them. Because it receives the largest budget appropriation of any single program, K-12...
June 4, 2013 - 4:51pm
Later this month, the Public Policy Forum will hold its 21st annual Salute to Local Government awards event.   The event is an important one for the Forum, serving as our way of demonstrating to a dubious public that outstanding...
May 2, 2013 - 9:15am
A new report from the Brookings Institution analyzes the geography of private sector job growth and decline in the nation’s 100 largest metro areas between 2000 and 2010. It finds that while the share of jobs located in and around central business...
April 30, 2013 - 8:00am
  A recent blog post by Governing magazine provocatively titled “How to Craft an After-School Program That Doesn't Suck” points out that benefits of afterschool programming cannot be counted on if kids do not regularly attend. Therefore, it is...
April 23, 2013 - 8:00am
When most Wisconsin citizens think about water utilities, they typically think about municipal entities.  In fact, the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) regulates 577 municipal-owned water utilities in the State of Wisconsin. Few...
March 28, 2013 - 7:30am
A new Research Brief released by the Forum today digs into the details of another year of data on child care quality following adoption of YoungStar, Wisconsin’s child care quality rating and improvement system. Two years after implementation, more...

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