Public Policy Forum Research

 

Our research staff also tackles issues in several other policy areas, such as social services, community justice, transportation, and parks, recreation & culture, where our expertise and impartiality are valued by policymakers and engaged citizens.

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Sep, 2009
Metropolitan Milwaukee's nonprofit communities are experiencing a perfect storm; demand is up, giving is down, and some of the organizations designed to help those in need find themselves in precarious situations. The 13th annual Report Card on...
Nov, 2008
Nonprofits play an important role in the region. They provide needed services that educate children, protect the environment and make health care accessible. The area's nonprofit arts organizations also enrich our cultural lives. But local...
Jul, 2008
This year’s increase in the gross tax rate marked the first such increase in southeastern Wisconsin since at least 2001. The increase was small ($0.03), but may portend coming changes in property tax trends. Data from 2001 and later indicate that as...
Apr, 2008
A gap exists between the current status of child care in the U.S. and best quality child care. This gap is unfortunate, because high quality child care is associated with many short- and long-term economic benefits for both the children and society...
Mar, 2008
Property values in southeastern Wisconsin counties grew 6% last year, a relatively healthy rate but the slowest since at least 2004, and for some counties, the past decade. Also, proximity to northern Illinois looks to be a key factor in fueling...
Nov, 2007
For eleven years, the Report Card on Charitable Giving has provided an in-depth look at giving to a series of bellwether nonprofit organizations in six different sectors in the greater Milwaukee area. In the past, our efforts have primarily focused...

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