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4/2/20

Member Survey on 2019 Forum Research Results

Earlier this year, we asked members to complete our annual research survey to help us understand what we’ve been doing well and where we can make improvements. While the 2018 survey informed our strategic planning process, the 2019 results inform our 2020 research agenda and communications. We’ve highlighted some of...Read More
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4/2/20

1st Quarter 2020 President’s Message

In a speech in early February to the Milwaukee Rotary Club, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett highlighted the Forum’s dire warnings about the city’s fiscal condition and jokingly referred to me as a “buzzkill.” I didn’t consider that to be an insult, nor did the Mayor intend it to be. Rather,...Read More
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4/2/20

News & Updates | 1st Quarter 2020

President’s message We now find our world and our economy upended by the COVID-19 crisis. But long before this crisis started, we warned of the need for state and local governments to plan for unexpected fiscal shocks… continue reading Redoubling our commitment during the COVID-19 crisis As the fight against COVID-19...Read More
Event Recap

3/26/20

Milwaukee Mayoral Candidate Forum

Our previously scheduled in-person event was held online on Monday, March 30. Forum President Rob Henken conducted back-to-back 30-minute live discussions with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and State Senator Lena Taylor. Didn’t get a chance to watch it live? You can watch it below. Note: If the video does not...Read More

3/17/20

Forum Continues Important Work In Uncertain Times

As the fight against COVID-19 changes our daily lives, the Wisconsin Policy Forum maintains its commitment to providing the highest level of nonpartisan public policy research on state and local issues in Wisconsin. We plan to release new, relevant research in the coming weeks. For example, the state of Wisconsin...Read More
Event Recap

1/24/20

2020 Annual Meeting recap

More than 200 people attended our 2020 annual meeting on Tuesday, January 21. Our program featured a Milwaukee County Executive debate with Chris Larson, Theo Lipscomb, Purnima Nath, and Jim Sullivan. Bryan Kennedy declined to attend, and David Crowley was in session in Madison. Forum President Rob Henken moderated the...Read More
Interactive Data

1/8/20

Exploring State and Local Taxes

This tool allows you to see yearly revenues from dozens of state and local taxes in Wisconsin. For more read Taxpayer #01-2020. ...Read More
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1/3/20

News & Updates | 4th Quarter 2019

President’s message As we hit the two-year mark since the creation of the new Wisconsin Policy Forum, I think I speak for our entire Board of Directors and staff in saying the merger has been a resounding success. We are producing more content than ever before, with 53 research publications in...Read More
Newsletter

1/3/20

4th Quarter 2019 President’s Message

As we hit the two-year mark since the creation of the new Wisconsin Policy Forum, I think I speak for our entire Board of Directors and staff in saying the merger has been a resounding success. We are producing more content than ever before, with 53 research publications in 2019....Read More