milwaukee county

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...
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,...
January 17, 2018 - 8:30am
The Milwaukee County Transit System’s recently announced bus route eliminations exemplify the difficulty of providing transit services that effectively connect workers who live in the City of Milwaukee with jobs in the suburbs. Three of the routes...
December 18, 2017 - 9:00am
A new leader has been crowned in the movement to advance the quality and speed of bus services in the U.S. After nearly a decade of looking to Cleveland’s HealthLine as the best model for bus rapid transit (BRT) in the nation – as we did in our...
October 31, 2017 - 8:00am
While Forum members and supporters know that we publish budget briefs each year analyzing the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, and Milwaukee Public Schools budgets, some may be unaware that our work does not stop there. After releasing our...
October 13, 2017 - 8:00am
At this time last year, in the Forum’s review of the Milwaukee County Executive’s 2017 recommended budget, we marveled at how unique it was to see a single issue dominate the budget and its deliberations. This year, in our analysis of the 2018...
October 3, 2017 - 11:40am
Imagine if Aaron Rodgers announced his retirement in the week preceding the Packers’ first playoff game? Or if Mike McCarthy announced he was immediately departing to coach another team? While not quite as cataclysmic as those scenarios, the recent...
September 25, 2017 - 7:15am
The further the Forum gets into our examination of local government infrastructure challenges, the more we discover vulnerabilities in the different types of infrastructure owned by our largest local governments. In the first two reports of our...
September 18, 2017 - 9:00am
Ride MCTS, a new mobile application expected to be made available by the end of the year, was previewed at Milwaukee County’s Transportation, Public Works, and Transit Committee last week. The free app will allow users to plan trips, access real-...
July 31, 2017 - 5:00pm
If you happen to be walking down a commercial corridor in Milwaukee, pause for a moment and take a look around. Do you see any banners? How about planters or special pavers for the crosswalk? Is there a festival taking place or are there any cleanup...

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