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Competitive Contracting and Privatization Options in Wisconsin State Government
An examination of the implementation of competitive contracting and privatization by Wisconsin’s government
We know that in 1990 there were over 96,000 women on AFDC in Wisconsin. Today, there are less than 8,000.
Wisconsin’s Regional Employment Growth The Wisconsin economy in the 1990s benefited from the long period of growth experienced by the…
When NAFTA was ratified in 1994, we studied the issue an concluded it would benefit Wisconsin. Five years later, we examine our hypothesis and discover that NAFTA works.
Pumping Up Gas Prices in Wisconsin: The Effects of the Unfair Sales Act on Retail Gasoline Prices
A myth that continues to exist in the minds of the public and many a government regulator is the notion…
Inflated claims, meager results
Wisconsin’s state government turned 150 years old this year. Over that time, Wisconsin state government has grown from a few…
The Wisconsin Works (W-2) program has garnered substantial attention for revolutionizing expectations about the obligations of public assistance recipients. Less…
After languishing for 150 years in the backwash of economic development in the Green Bay area, the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (hereinafter “the Tribe”) is experiencing its first generation of prosperity. The prosperity is the result of a bingo and casino gambling franchise, hard work, and a good location. The Tribe is using
By Sammis White, Ph.D. The Wisconsin economy has continued to generate new jobs. Aside from a modest slowdown in 1991-92,…
By Lawrence Mead, Ph.D. Between 1987, when Tommy Thompson took office as governor, and 1994, Wisconsin cut its welfare caseload…
By William Thompson, Ph.D., Ricardo Gazel, Dan Rickman A White Buffalo was born August 20, l994, on a farm outside of Janesville: a true White Buffalo, a sacred symbol for many Native Americans. The White Buffalo may be the reincarnated spirit of White Buffalo Calf Woman — who, according to legend, had come to Earth
By Richard Cebula According to a new set of projections, many industries in the state of Wisconsin are likely to benefit significantly over time from the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In the aggregate, over the next five years, as many as 3,300 jobs could be created in Wisconsin as a
By Tonia Devon, Ph.D., Rustum Roy, Ph.D. State programs in science and technology in the late seventies and eighties were largely responses by governors to the steady downturn in the manufacturing sector of the economy, which in the northeast had become a serious problem. They were also responding to international competition and the perception that
The Financial Impact of Out-of-State-Based Welfare In-Migration on Wisconsin Taxpayers
By Richard Cebula, Ph.D. The purpose of this study is to estimate the additional aggregate cost per year to Wisconsin…
The migration impact of Wisconsin’s AFDC benefit levels: a re-examination