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May 28, 2015 - 7:30am
The decision on whether to conduct a research project on issues related to the legal treatment of marijuana was not an easy one for the Public Policy Forum. On the one hand, given the emotion and hyperbole that has accompanied marijuana discussions...
May 21, 2015 - 7:30am
By: Joe Yeado
A review of the proposed Milwaukee Public Schools 2016 budget indicates the district was able to successfully navigate declining revenues and potential cuts in state aids. The Public Policy Forum’s latest Budget Brief illustrates steps taken by...
May 6, 2015 - 8:30am
If local policymakers were to consider developing rapid bus services in the Milwaukee area, they could learn quite a lot from several of our nearest neighbors. Chicago recently began construction of a bus rapid transit (BRT) project in the Loop,...
April 23, 2015 - 8:00am
MinnPost ran an insightful piece earlier this week that touched on the national debate among transit supporters over the virtues of streetcars. The article was written as context for ongoing discussions in the Twin Cities over the possible...
April 16, 2015 - 8:05am
While not noticed by most Greater Milwaukee residents, last week's spring election results included approval of a referendum by voters in the Town of Somers to incorporate into a village. This development precipitated a water cooler discussion at...
April 14, 2015 - 8:00am
By: Joe Yeado
Amid the many local elections that took place last week was a pair of referenda for two Racine-area villages to separate from the Racine Unified School District (RUSD) and create their own independent districts. Voters in Caledonia passed the...
April 3, 2015 - 8:00am
One of the three strategic goals that emanated from the Forum’s 2014 strategic planning process was to “develop new tactics to ensure that our research is making a difference.” Specifically, our new three-year strategic planning document specifies...
March 26, 2015 - 8:00am
By: Joe Yeado
The spring ritual of March Madness is upon us and through the first weekend, the tournament certainly lived up to the annual storylines. We saw improbable upsets and stunning buzzer beaters leading to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat....
March 24, 2015 - 8:00am
On Sunday, the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) launched a new shuttle route serving Brown Deer (Route 276) and extended an existing route further into Oak Creek (Route 80). Both additions serve areas previously not reachable by transit, and...
March 19, 2015 - 8:00am
While considerable attention has been placed on Milwaukee County's efforts to transform its adult mental health care system in recent years, far less attention has been devoted to the financial elements of mental health redesign.  For example...

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