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December 17, 2007 - 2:51pm
By: Anonymous
Advocacy groups, no matter what they advocate, often provide survey research that isn't very useful. That rule of thumb is evident in a recent report that Wisconsinites overwhelmingly oppose universal health insurance. This may be the case, but...
October 19, 2007 - 11:31am
By: Anonymous
Southeastern Wisconsin’s water is in the news this fall – as a commodity coveted in the west, as a weapon in the regional conflicts over development, as a potential asset to improve our economic competitiveness, and today again as a diminishing...
October 12, 2007 - 2:43pm
By: Anonymous
This summer Mayor Tom Barrett seized control of Milwaukee’s workforce development efforts from the Milwaukee County Private Industry Council. Could – or should – Milwaukee Public Schools be his next acquisition? The authors of a new study would...
October 2, 2007 - 9:08am
By: Anonymous
Sunday’s expose in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on city police overtime raised questions about management choices over the past couple of years. But a bigger picture of shifting priorities emerges when the analysis spans the longer term. Over...
September 17, 2007 - 2:06pm
By: Anonymous
Milwaukee got a favorable mention of sorts in the September issue of Governing Magazine, which touted our city’s virtues by picking up this Journal Sentinel quote by Mayor Tom Barrett: “We lack the hour-and-a-half commute, and we lack the...
July 24, 2007 - 4:42pm
By: Anonymous
The Public Policy Forum is accepting applications for the position of President. The President serves as Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of this Milwaukee, WI based nonprofit, nonpartisan policy research organization. Qualified...
July 13, 2007 - 11:38am
By: Anonymous
In a recently released study, the Milwaukee County Audit Department analyzed the jury selection process in the wake of last year’s Frank Jude case, in which an all-white jury acquitted three white defendants in the beating of a biracial man.The...
June 13, 2007 - 10:35am
By: Anonymous
An item in the Journal Sentinel this morning noted the Public Policy Forum is in the market for a new president. That's because I notified the Forum's Board of Trustees that I will be stepping down as president early next year. I wanted the board to...
April 17, 2007 - 3:42pm
By: Anonymous
The Forum’s latest report on taxable property values reveals that Waukesha County’s day in the sun may have to wait a few centuries. If we weren’t researchers, we’d probably be embarrassed because a few years ago we projected Waukesha was on track...
April 10, 2007 - 10:19am
By: Anonymous
The reaction to Don Imus referring to female basketball players as “nappy-headed hos” highlights an important finding from the Forum’s 2006 survey on race relations: Whatever our race, we are typically not exposed to offensive racial terms. In the...

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