Blog Archive

July 10, 2018 - 3:11pm
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June 28, 2018 - 9:15am
Within the next few weeks, the Wisconsin Policy Forum will launch its new website. That should be welcome and exciting news to our supporters for lots of reasons, not the least of which is that you’ll no longer need to comb through the two separate...
June 28, 2018 - 9:00am
We're excited to introduce our newest team members: research director, researcher, research analyst, and two summer interns. Welcome to the Forum! Jason Stein is the Forum's research director and focuses on state and local government out of our...
June 26, 2018 - 8:00am
Our latest edition of Focus shows four of Wisconsin’s five largest transit systems lost riders between 2014 and 2017, despite all five increasing total bus service during that period. We also found transit ridership has declined nationally since...
May 8, 2018 - 6:30am
This morning, the Forum released a report on one of the most critical issues facing Milwaukee County government: how to come up with more than $300 million to replace the aging Safety Building. That building was built in 1929 and no longer meets the...
April 16, 2018 - 8:15am
In the most recent issue of our Focus newsletter, we briefly mentioned a proposal to create dedicated autonomous vehicle lanes to accommodate Foxconn trucks from Mitchell Field in Milwaukee to Mount Pleasant in neighboring Racine County. Space...
April 4, 2018 - 7:00pm
Since 2008, the Public Policy Forum (PPF) has published six detailed local government financial analyses using a methodology we adapted from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). We’re proud of this work, which has been...
April 3, 2018 - 8:00am
After such a busy year of planning and deliberation, it’s hard to believe the Wisconsin Policy Forum is now three months old. Of course, three months is far too soon to declare “mission accomplished,” but a brief progress report certainly is in...
March 13, 2018 - 10:45am
Over the past two years, the Forum has been conducting a long-term research project analyzing the condition of local government infrastructure in metro Milwaukee and the capacity of local governments to finance their infrastructure needs. So far,...
February 28, 2018 - 10:15am
Rental housing affordability is becoming an increasingly prominent issue in advancing the state’s and Milwaukee area’s regional economy. In fact, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s “state of the city” speech on Monday emphasizes the importance of this...

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