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10/16/20

2020 “Salute to Local Government” Winners

We are pleased to announce our 2020 Salute to Local Government award winners! ...Read More
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10/1/20

News & Updates | 3rd Quarter 2020

President's Message As our increasingly polarized nation gears up for one of the most consequential presidential elections in its 244-year history, it is critical to distinguish between politics and elections on the one hand, and local public services on the other. Yes, there will always be sharp ideological disagreement on...Read More
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10/1/20

3rd Quarter 2020 President’s Message

As our increasingly polarized nation gears up for one of the most consequential presidential elections in its 244-year history, it is critical to distinguish between politics and elections on the one hand, and local public services on the other. Yes, there will always be sharp ideological disagreement on the role...Read More
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9/25/20

Forum Friday: Is Southeast Wisconsin Ready to Confront its Affordable Housing Challenges?

For the September installment of our virtual event series, Forum Friday, Wisconsin Policy Forum Senior Researcher Joe Peterangelo discussed our recent report on the city of Milwaukee’s affordable housing efforts. Then, we invited our guest speakers to join the discussion. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Ideas Lab reporter James Causey discussed his recent...Read More
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8/14/20

Forum Friday – The COVID-19 Child Care Conundrum

For the August installment of our new virtual event series, Forum Friday, Wisconsin Policy Forum Researcher Betsy Mueller discussed a recent report on how the COVID-19 pandemic upended Wisconsin’s child care sector, creating huge challenges for children and families seeking high-quality care and for businesses seeking to reopen. Then, we...Read More
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7/17/20

Forum Friday – Investigating Police Budgets

For the second installment of our new virtual event series, Forum Friday, Wisconsin Policy Forum President Rob Henken discussed a report we published recently on police spending trends statewide as well as analyses of police spending in Milwaukee we conducted as part of our annual city budget briefs. Then, we invited our guest speakers...Read More
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7/1/20

News & Updates | 2nd Quarter 2020

President’s Message If a global pandemic that has disproportionately ravaged communities of color and nationwide protests stemming from the murder of George Floyd cannot awaken state and regional policymakers to the need to address metro Milwaukee’s unacceptable disparities, then it is difficult to imagine what would… continue reading In pivot...Read More
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7/1/20

2nd Quarter 2020 President’s Message

If a global pandemic that has disproportionately ravaged communities of color and nationwide protests stemming from the murder of George Floyd cannot awaken state and regional policymakers to the need to address metro Milwaukee’s unacceptable disparities, then it is difficult to imagine what would. Of course, the same might have...Read More
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6/30/20

A Teacher Who Looks Like Me

Online supplement highlighting Milwaukee Public Schools and Madison Metropolitan School District Read the full report here Read More