Anneliese Dickman's Blogs

April 15, 2008 - 11:14am
By: Anneliese Dickman
Sometimes a picture is worth...well, you know. The New York Times recently had a graphic mapping the subprime mortgage foreclosure crisis nationally, using data from major metropolitan areas. The map indicates Milwaukee isn't experiencing the crisis...
April 9, 2008 - 9:35am
By: Anneliese Dickman
A report released this week confirms yet again that our state receives far fewer federal dollars than the average state. This time the Trust for America's Health analyzed funds from three federal health agencies and found Wisconsin ranks 45th in...
April 7, 2008 - 10:28am
By: Anneliese Dickman
The Public Policy Forum recently surveyed 430 parents in southeastern Wisconsin. We find the vast majority are satisfied with the quality of their child care arrangements and their options for child care. In fact, most say they would not change...
March 26, 2008 - 9:17am
By: Anneliese Dickman
...according to a recent article in the Boston Globe. When Milwaukee tore down the Park East Freeway in 2002, it was the first city to remove a downtown freeway overpass for purposes of what was then called urban revitalization. Yes, San Francisco...
March 25, 2008 - 9:19am
By: Anneliese Dickman
One of the questions greater public investment in early childhood education raises is whether government should play a role in the lives of most children under school age. Even for those who believe school readiness is an appropriate effort for...
March 6, 2008 - 8:45am
By: Anneliese Dickman
If you're worried about your child getting food poisoning from their favorite fast food joint, it's easy enough for citizens of southeastern Wisconsin to visit the web and get information on restaurant inspections.If your worried about your child's...
March 4, 2008 - 10:18am
By: Anneliese Dickman
Wisconsin scored a B- in the latest assessment by the Pew Center on the States of state government performance, the same score as in 2005. While a B- sounds OK, because Pew doesn't grade on a curve, it's actually just average. Of the 50 states,...
February 29, 2008 - 10:05am
By: Anneliese Dickman
As state and local governments try to diversify their revenue sources, sin taxes and user fees become more politically palatable. Now the UK has developed a tool that could make possible the ultimate sin tax for cheese-loving Wisconsin: the "fat tax...
February 13, 2008 - 9:30am
By: Anneliese Dickman
For those of you who can't get enough talking heads, there's a new policy-devoted TV network, but it's not actually on TV. Fora.tv is YouTube for policy wonks. Fora.tv (the plural of forum, get it?) includes content from a wide variety of national...
February 12, 2008 - 11:01am
By: Anneliese Dickman
The Forum does not advocate on behalf of anyone and generally uses a taxpayer's perspective in our analyses. However, some policies are focused on particular demographics, which require us to analyze their effectiveness from the perspective of both...

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