city of milwaukee

October 18, 2010 - 8:00am
When the Forum took a look at school district governance reform in a February 2009 report, we found the success of mayoral control of school districts has as much to do with the personality of the mayor as with his/her education policies. That...
October 13, 2010 - 8:00am
In our annual analysis of the City of Milwaukee's proposed budget - released this morning - the Public Policy Forum discusses the "remarkable reversal" in the city's required pension fund contribution, which significantly eases the financial...
July 1, 2010 - 8:15am
Since its establishment in 2005, the Main Street Milwaukee (MSM) Program has been a highly touted economic development program designed to promote economic growth and revitalization in six selected city neighborhoods. MSM - a partnership between the...
April 30, 2010 - 7:30am
The City of Milwaukee's recent announcement of a $23 million budget surplus for 2009 - following closely on the heels of Milwaukee County's announcement of an $8.9 million surplus - has engendered the expected spin-doctoring from the gubernatorial...
April 9, 2010 - 7:45am
By: Anonymous
A new study from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) examines the costs of serving homeless individuals and families and explores cost-saving possibilities in differentiating services according to individual characteristics.HUD...
March 15, 2010 - 7:30am
Interesting news out of Indianapolis, where Mayor Greg Ballard has announced plans to move forward with a sale of the city's water and sewer utilities. The deal reportedly would net the city an upfront payment of $425 million, which it would use to...
February 22, 2010 - 8:30am
Government furlough days are in the local news again, with a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Saturday that Milwaukee County may consider up to 10 additional required days off without pay this year for certain employees. But Milwaukee...
January 14, 2010 - 9:00am
The Forum has done a considerable amount of work over the past two years analyzing the fiscal health of the city and county of Milwaukee. Our research has caused us to be concerned about the ability of local governments to continue to provide the...
January 5, 2010 - 8:00am
While many state and local budget officials undoubtedly were thrilled to see 2009 come to a close, two recent national news articles indicate the outlook for 2010 and beyond isn't much rosier.The first, from the Wall Street Journal, cites a 7%...
November 9, 2009 - 8:00am
In 2007, when the New York General Assembly was considering whether to renew the legislation authorizing mayoral control of the New York City public schools, a Commission on School Governance was appointed to study the policy's benefits, drawbacks,...

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