The Milwaukee-based Public Policy Forum, a nonpartisan public policy research organization, has announced its 2016 Salute to Local Government award winners. “During a year like this one that is marked by fierce local, state, and national electoral battles, it is particularly important to recognize the outstanding work performed by nonpartisan professionals in the halls of […]
A report released today by the Milwaukee-based Public Policy Forum examines trends in public funding for several programs deemed critical to community development in low-income City of Milwaukee neighborhoods. The analysis finds that funding for most programs has decreased in both real and inflationary terms, intensifying pressure on community-based organizations to find efficiencies and on […]
A budget brief released today by the Milwaukee-based Public Policy Forum highlights the Milwaukee Public Schools’ ability in the 2016 proposed budget to “successfully navigate” a potential $12 million cut in state aids – and an even larger cut in federal aids – without significant impacts on existing staffing levels and services.