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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
Newsletter

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
Event Recap

12/5/19

Forum hosts Viewpoint on the future of Century City

Around 150 people attended our Viewpoint Luncheon: What is the Future of Century City? on Wednesday, December 4 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. Milwaukee’s 84-acre Century City business park has seen more than $40 million of public investment since 2009, but the pace of attracting tenants has been slow. Good...Read More
Interactive Data

12/2/19

Occupational changes in Wisconsin and its largest metro areas

Over the last decade, total employment in Wisconsin has dropped, recovered, and expanded to new heights. The charts below show which major occupational groups added and lost the most jobs between May 2008 and May 2018 in Wisconsin and its three largest metropolitan areas (Milwaukee, Madison, and Green Bay). Choose...Read More
Interactive Data

11/14/19

Taxing and Spending in 2017

Read Focus #19 – Wisconsin’s Tax Ranking Dips to 19th for more on Wisconsin’s taxing and spending trends.Read More