Blog Archive

March 18, 2015 - 8:00am
Just when the Milwaukee County Transit System’s (MCTS) ridership numbers appeared to be stabilizing, new figures show a significant drop in 2014. According to data compiled by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the Milwaukee...
March 2, 2015 - 5:00pm
After a decade of service cuts and fare increases, the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) has managed to stabilize bus services, develop new express routes, and introduce an electronic fare card system in recent years. While these are welcomed...
February 23, 2015 - 4:17pm
New developments in the debates about a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks  and a downtown streetcar have reinvigorated public discussions about whether public monies should pay for capital investments in cultural and economic development assets...
February 18, 2015 - 8:00am
In several reports and budget briefs during the past few years, the Public Policy Forum has cited the ongoing struggle for the City of Milwaukee to balance increasing cost pressures with limited revenue sources. Approximately 80% of the City’s...
February 12, 2015 - 2:00pm
Smart policy decisions are made without partisan blinders and with a thorough examination of the facts. At the Public Policy Forum, we strive to help inform impartial fact-based debates on policy issues that weigh both the costs and benefits of...
February 6, 2015 - 10:40am
Gentrification. The very term stirs strong emotional responses in many people, particularly in cities with neighborhoods that have undergone dramatic transformations. But what exactly is it, and should we be concerned or encouraged by the level of...
January 27, 2015 - 8:00am
By: Joe Yeado
While at the gym last week, I overheard two fathers discussing the homework their elementary and middle school children were bringing home. The general feeling was that the homework was too hard and that students were being asked to do complex tasks...
January 9, 2015 - 8:00am
The announcement this week of the closure of Milwaukee County’s long-term care facility for people with a dual diagnosis of intellectual/development disability and mental illness is encouraging news from a variety of perspectives.  Hilltop –...

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