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7/30/21

Forum Friday: Re-Imagining Public Safety in Milwaukee

For the July 2021 installment of our virtual event series, Forum Friday, we focused on efforts to re-imagine public safety in Milwaukee. Discussion included an overview of police reform discussions and challenges in Milwaukee and learned more about the city task force recently formed to look at diverting certain nonviolent...Read More
Interactive Data

7/15/21

UWM in the wake of the pandemic

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Newsletter

7/2/21

News & Updates | 2nd Quarter 2021

News & Updates | 2nd Quarter 2021 President’s message During the second quarter the Forum completed two more fire and EMS service sharing studies (one for the villages of Union Grove and Yorkville and the other for the City of Milton). When added to the three we completed in the...Read More
Newsletter

7/2/21

2nd Quarter 2021 Presidents Message

During the second quarter the Forum completed two more fire and EMS service sharing studies (one for the villages of Union Grove and Yorkville and the other for the City of Milton). When added to the three we completed in the fourth quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021 (for municipalities in Jefferson, La Crosse, and Ozaukee counties), that makes five in less than a year. ...Read More
Event Recap

6/4/21

Forum Friday: Wisconsin’s Post-Pandemic Transportation Future

For the June 2021 installment of our virtual event series, Forum Friday, we focused on Wisconsin’s post-pandemic transportation future. How and when we travel has changed in the last 15 months, and there are plenty of questions about whether those changes will last, which transportation investments will be most effective,...Read More
Blog

4/23/21

Breaking Down Billions in Unemployment Funding

Four of the federal relief bills provided some additional funding for the state’s jobless workers and unemployment programs at a critical time. The full extent of this funding will only be known after seeing the final tally of payments that are now eligible to be made through September 2021. ...Read More
Event Recap

4/16/21

Forum Friday on the pandemic and the next state budget

For the April 2021 installment of our virtual event series, Forum Friday, we focused on the 2021-23 state budget. Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary Joel Brennan and State Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, joined us to discuss our state budget brief and shared their views on the impending, high-stakes...Read More
Newsletter

4/1/21

1st Quarter 2021 Presidents Message

When I first learned of the dollar amounts that will flow to Wisconsin’s local governments and school districts from the new American Rescue Plan, I felt like I was in the “Bizarro” episode from the Seinfeld show. That’s the one where Jerry and his friends feel like they’re in an alternate universe in which everything is the opposite of what it once was. ...Read More

4/1/21

Member Survey on 2020 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