Badger Institute Symposium: It's time to reform Wisconsin's expungement law

Join the Badger Institute, State Public Defender Kelli Thompson and Shanyeill McCloud, founder of Clean Slate Milwaukee on March 24 for a virtual panel on expungement reform

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Criminal Justice Reform Recommendations for Wisconsin Policymakers

Policy ideas from the Wisconsin Criminal Justice Coalition

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Telehealth Changes in Wisconsin

They're working and should be made permanent


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Out-of-state health care providers help Wisconsinites during pandemic

Streamlined licensing reciprocity should be made permanent and extended

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Wisconsin’s PPP Loan Recipients Face Hundreds of Millions in Surprise Taxes

Thousands of small businesses that received federal PPP loans will face more than $450 million in state income taxes unless the Legislature acts.
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January 29, 2021

Julie Grace talks expungement reform

Badger Institute Policy Analyst Julie Grace discussed police discipline and transparency on The Morning Show with Matt & Earl on WTAQ
January 21, 2021

Florida’s corrections data law: A model for Wisconsin

If Wisconsin policymakers want to reform the state’s criminal justice system in a way that achieves better outcomes for taxpayers, communities and offenders, they will need detailed, accurate and robust data.

How Missouri Passed the Best Licensure Reform Bill in the Country

In 2020, Missouri joined a growing coalition of states in reforming their occupational licensure laws. We hosted an event with Rep. Derek Grier (R-Chesterfield) and Sen. Brian Williams (D-St. Louis) to discuss how they accomplished this


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The Project for 21st Century Federalism is the Badger Institute's multi-year investigation of the growth in federal grants and their effect on state and local governance

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