3rd Quarter, 2013

Nearly 40 public policy researchers from places as far away as Seattle, Birmingham and Rochester traveled to Milwaukee in late July for the annual conference of the Governmental Research Association (GRA). The Forum hosted this year's conference in conjunction...

2nd Quarter, 2013

After a lengthy search, the Forum has hired Virginia Carlson, former director of the Metro Chicago Information Center and former Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as its new research director.  She will succeed Anneliese Dickman, who is leaving the Forum after...

1st Quarter, 2013

Upon opening their Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Sunday morning, January 13, Public Policy Forum members and supporters were treated to a pleasant surprise: not one, not two, but three pieces focusing on the Forum's 100th anniversary.

4th Quarter, 2012

If it's December, then it must be time for the Forum's annual list of its top five research findings of the year.  Last year's list included findings on MMSD's daunting capital needs, the dramatic decline in Milwaukee County's corrections population, the City of Milwaukee's reliance on...

3rd Quarter, 2012

The annual analysis of data from the region's public school districts - released in late September - finds that most are likely to be hard-pressed to meet new annual performance objectives adopted by the state in connection with its waiver from most requirements of the federal No Child Left...

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