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Delay of Game

An analysis of repair and replacement needs for Milwaukee County’s parks, recreational facilities, and cultural institutions

September 2018

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Guiding Stars

Child care quality ratings are improving, but progress is uneven

September 2018

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The 2018 State Elections

10 Key Questions for Candidates

August 2018

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The Cost of Living

Milwaukee County’s Rental Housing Trends and Challenges

August 2018

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A Teachable Moment

Understanding the Complexities of Charter School Financing in Milwaukee

August 2018

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Promises to Keep

Unfunded liabilities improve but still pose challenge for many cities

July 2018

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Focus

Focus #3

2019

State Budget Picture Brightens but Concerns Remain

Focus #2

2019

Divided Government Returns to Wisconsin

Focus #1

2019

New Year Brings New Research from WPF

Focus #26

2018

Forum Unveils Top Five Research Findings of 2018

Focus #25

2018

Uprooted: Evictions in Wisconsin

Focus #24

2018

Municipal Voters Approve Levy Hikes

Focus #23

2018

School Referenda Reach New Heights

Focus #22

2018

Under the Gun on Conservation Funding

Focus #21

2018

Challenge and Change Ahead for the State Budget

Focus #20

2018

Wisconsin’s Prison Population on the Rise

Focus #19

2018

Rural Counties Face Psychiatrist Shortage

Focus #18

2018

Paying the Rent

Focus #17

2018

A Building Recovery

Focus #16

2018

Are “Dark Store” Property Tax Challenges on the Rise?

Focus #15

2018

A Tale of Two Cities (and Counties)

Focus #14

2018

Ruling Triggers Rise in State Sales Taxes, Potential Cut in Income Taxes

Focus #13

2018

Wisconsin’s birth rate is falling, but why?

Focus #12

2018

Municipal Street Quality: A Bumpier Ride?

Focus #11

2018

How should local governments respond to declining transit ridership?

Focus #10

2018

Local governments turn to “wheel taxes” as other revenues lag

Focus #9

2018

New CBO report raises concerns for deficit, federal aid

Focus #8

2018

Is Municipal Debt Rising Too Fast?

Focus #7

2018

Foxconn Could Bring Big Changes to Transportation, Transit

Focus #6

2018

AFRs & CAFRs, Surpluses & Deficits

Focus #5

2018

On the Ballot: The Fate of Wisconsin’s State Treasurer

Focus #4

2018

Wisconsin’s Teacher Workforce: Trends in Supply and Turnover

Focus #3

2018

Spring Elections in Wisconsin

Focus #2

2018

School Finance: Here vs. Elsewhere

Focus #1

2018

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