Our Purpose

Our research and facilitation activities encourage elected officials and community leaders to find effective, data-driven solutions to pressing policy challenges; and promote productive discussion among the public and private sectors.

We bring to light new knowledge on policy issues important to state government, local governments, schools, Metro Milwaukee, and Wisconsin’s economy and disseminate that knowledge to thought leaders and decision-makers.

We analyze and publish information about the finances of state and local governments and school districts to increase awareness of fiscal and service-level challenges and promote efficient, effective, and equitable use of taxpayer dollars.