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9/17/18

Counties could see more sales taxes

Starting Oct. 1, the state of Wisconsin will begin collecting taxes on more sales made by out of state and internet retailers to consumers here. The move follows a June 21 U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. to give states wider latitude under federal law inRead More
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9/13/18

A Fresh Start: When Do Employers Have a Right to Know?

Roughly 115 people attended our first Viewpoint Luncheon in Madison, A Fresh Start: When Do Employers Have a Right to Know? which explored the state’s current expungement framework and the pros and cons of potential policy reforms. For an estimated 1.4 million Wisconsin residents with criminal records, employers’ ability toRead More
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8/14/18

Forum hosts Policy in a Pub in August

More than 100 people attended our Policy in a Pub event on August 13 where we previewed our new research on charter school funding in the city of Milwaukee. The report – A Teachable Moment – details the city’s charter school financial landscape, explaining how the different types of charterRead More
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8/2/18

Forum honored for research on the City of Milwaukee’s revenue structure

The Wisconsin Policy Forum’s report, On the Money? The City of Milwaukee’s Uncommon Revenue Structure and How it Compares to Peer Cities, received the award for “Most Effective Education” at the Governmental Research Association’s (GRA) annual policy conference in Detroit this week. The report compared Milwaukee’s revenue structure to thatRead More
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7/1/18

News & Updates | 2nd Quarter 2018

President’s Message Within the next few weeks, the Wisconsin Policy Forum will launch its new website. That should be welcome and exciting news to our supporters for lots of reasons, not the least of which is that you’ll no longer need to comb through the two separate websites of theRead More
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6/28/18

2nd Quarter 2018 President’s Message

Within the next few weeks, the Wisconsin Policy Forum will launch its new website. That should be welcome and exciting news to our supporters for lots of reasons, not the least of which is that you’ll no longer need to comb through the two separate websites of the former PPFRead More
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6/28/18

2nd Quarter 2018 New Faces at the Forum

We’re excited to introduce our newest team members: research director, researcher, research analyst, and two summer interns. Welcome to the Forum! Jason Stein is the Forum’s research director and focuses on state and local government out of our Madison office. Before joining the Forum, he worked as a Capitol reporter for the MilwaukeeRead More
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6/20/18

2018 Salute to Local Government

Over 400 people attended our 26th Annual Salute to Local Government on June 19, which featured WUWM’s Mitch Teich as our keynote speaker. The 2018 Salute marked the first time the awards were presented to local governments and school districts throughout Wisconsin to recognize our new status as a statewideRead More
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5/29/18

2018 Salute Winners

Our judges reviewed many outstanding entries, and we are pleased to announce this year’s Salute award winners! The 2018 Salute marks the first time the awards are being presented to local governments and school districts throughout Wisconsin to recognize our new status as a statewide organization. The 2018 recipients are:Read More