state of Wisconsin

December 19, 2016 - 12:45pm
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's two-part series on Wisconsin's troubled juvenile justice system that ran yesterday and today focused first on the crisis at Lincoln Hills, and the fact that it was "years in the making;" and then on a different model...
July 26, 2012 - 8:00am
Wisconsin’s workforce development system is comprised of a broad range of employment and training services, from job search and placement assistance to vocational rehabilitation for individuals with disabilities. The Forum’s latest report –...
July 17, 2012 - 10:00am
Yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported that tight state budgets have resulted in several governors adopting Internet sales tax agreements with online retailers that require these sellers to collect state sales taxes at the time of purchase, even...
January 12, 2012 - 8:00am
In 2003, California could have laid off every one of its state employees and still had a deficit, according to Alan Greenblatt of Governing Magazine. He explains, "Most of what states do, after all, is simply write checks to schools, hospitals and...
April 29, 2011 - 8:35am
New results from a statewide survey of 1,425 child care providers show that Milwaukee County providers compare favorably to providers across the state with respect to several measures that will be rewarded under the state's new YoungStar child care...
April 12, 2011 - 8:20am
In the weeks since release of the governor's proposed 2011-13 state budget, much has been spoken and written about the potential impacts of cuts in state aids on local government budgets and services. Yet, while much of the discussion has focused on...
March 23, 2011 - 8:00am
Most local governments in Wisconsin have certainly given their employee compensation packages a closer look over the last few weeks as the budget repair bill receives judicial consideration in Madison. The eventual implementation of what now has...
December 16, 2010 - 8:00am
While the problems experienced by Milwaukee County's Behavioral Health Division (BHD) justifiably receive considerable attention in the local news media, there also are some shining success stories that seldom are reported.One obvious example is the...
October 14, 2010 - 8:00am
New York state's standardized education exams, like tests in Wisconsin and many other states, have been used to gauge the effectiveness of school reform efforts. The reforms that have been credited with improving test scores in New York City include...
October 11, 2010 - 8:00am
The state's budget analysts seem confident of the economy's recovery. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Wisconsin is one of 40 states predicting FY 2010 to be the low point of the recession by forecasting higher total tax...

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