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4/18/19

Milwaukee County senior centers need so many repairs it might be cheaper to replace them for $24M, report says

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4/9/19

School Referenda in Wisconsin-Spring 2019 Election Update

In recent years, Wisconsin voters have approved school district spending referenda in record numbers. Results for the spring 2019 vote still show support for many of these proposals. Our latest Focus looks at the updated trends in school referenda. This interactive dashboard provides more school referenda figures, including district by district data.Read More
Blog

4/2/19

Bipartisan Expungement Bill Considered

A bipartisan proposal to modify Wisconsin’s expungement law is advancing in the state legislature. Our June 2018 report, A Fresh Start, identified possible changes state policymakers could consider to expand opportunities for individuals to expunge criminal records in certain cases. Matching bills in the Wisconsin State Senate and Assembly (SBRead More
Newsletter

4/2/19

1st Quarter 2019 President’s Message

The Wisconsin Policy Forum’s recent release of our first-ever State of Wisconsin Budget Brief marks another milestone in the successful merger between the Public Policy Forum and Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Both legacy organizations had proud histories of publishing impartial fiscal analysis that educated the public and promoted fiscal responsibility. Hopefully,Read More
Newsletter

4/2/19

News & Updates | 1st Quarter 2019

President’s message The Wisconsin Policy Forum’s recent release of our first-ever State of Wisconsin Budget Brief marks another milestone in the successful merger between the Public Policy Forum and Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Both legacy organizations had proud histories of publishing impartial fiscal analysis that educated the public and promoted fiscalRead More
Blog

4/2/19

Member Survey on 2018 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. That feedback informs our 2019 research agenda and communications as well as our upcoming strategic planning process. We’ve highlighted some of the results below. First,Read More
Event Recap

3/29/19

Viewpoint Luncheon: How Will the New State Budget Impact Greater Milwaukee?

More than 130 people attended our Viewpoint Luncheon in Milwaukee, How Will the New State Budget Impact Greater Milwaukee? on Thursday, March 28 at the Italian Conference Center. The event explored how the next state budget will impact citizens in metro Milwaukee. State budgets are about more than taxing and spending; theyRead More
Blog

3/1/19

Digital FAQ

We go all-digital on April 1, 2019! If you’re a current contributor, please send your email address to info@wispolicyforum.org or fill out the form below. When are Focus and The Wisconsin Taxpayer going paperless? The print edition of both publications ends April 1, 2019. How do I continue to receive theseRead More
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2/21/19

How Heavily Do WI Municipalities Rely on the Property Tax?

The Wisconsin Policy Forum compared city and village revenues in this state to those of municipalities in other states around the country. The study found municipalities here depend more heavily on the property tax and rely less on other revenue sources such as the sales tax. Here are some ofRead More