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- Lessons in liberty
- This is not four years ago
- Billions in federal spending in Wisconsin unaudited; results never measured
- What else are they wrong about?
- Wisconsin didn’t ‘buck national trends’
- How “Free” Federal Money Costs Wisconsinites Control Over Their Government
- Off Track: An Assessment of Wisconsin’s Early Care and Learning System for Young Children
- Common-sense Healthcare Reforms for Wisconsin
As streetcar ridership and funding dwindle, alderman warns of long-term fiscal burden
The Hop, a $128 million streetcar that travels a 2.1-mile loop in downtown Milwaukee, is a classic boondoggle made possible by federal grants (i.e., taxpayer money). Meanwhile, the Joseph Project, a Milwaukee transportation enterprise that rejects government funding, is helping central city residents secure good-paying manufacturing jobs in neighboring counties. With a small fleet of church vans (most of them donated), the Joseph Project creates taxpayers instead of fleecing them.
Poor pavement condition and high spending mean the state isn’t getting top value from its highway dollars
State funding for local roads should be used only for projects that create better and more efficient transportation routes or spur economic development.
Wisconsin has a transportation funding dilemma. How did it occur, and how can we fix it? Dale Knapp, director of Forward Analytics, and Robert W. Poole Jr., director of transportation policy at the Reason Foundation, discuss growing expenditures, shrinking revenues and tolling solutions. Their presentation was delivered at the Badger Institute’s Policy Symposium.
WI can pioneer 21st century interstates, become a model for other states.