- State landlords hit hard by eviction moratorium
- At home with politically incorrect language
- Licensing reform gains momentum in Wisconsin Legislature
- When parents choose a public school with more options for their children, the state provides less money. Why?
- Legislature protects Milwaukeeans from $15-per-rider fare-free trolley folly
- Latest crime figures show a Milwaukee in trouble
- Wisconsin lawmakers in the dark on broadband
- Foreseeing the Future of Wisconsin’s Flat Tax
A profile of urban inmates in Wisconsin prisons
By Lawrence Mead, Ph.D. Between 1987, when Tommy Thompson took office as governor,…
Public versus private
By Daniel Alesch, Ph.D. The Green Bay Packers, Inc., is America’s only publicly owned, not-for-profit, major-league sports franchise. The team has survived, even flourished, for 77 years in Green Bay – a city of 97,000 people in northeastern Wisconsin. The Packers team is an anomaly. National Football League rules prohibit replicating the Green Bay model.
As Wisconsin spends more money on its correctional system, this report analyzes how much value citizens are getting
A profile of eligible students and schools
Liquor, Disorder, and Crime in Wisconsin
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
Sammis White, Ph.D. The following report is based on a new survey of…
Welfare reform in Wisconsin
Sammis White, Ph.D. The consensus in Wisconsin and the nation is that the current welfare system must be changed. Welfare today neither raises the poor out of poverty nor does it make them any less dependent. A new approach to welfare must be employed – one that both reduces poverty and moves recipients, as responsible
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
An agenda for the 21st century
The perception of the Madison school district is that it is one of the top urban districts. That’s why it’s so perplexing to find that black students are doing as poorly as they are in Milwaukee in Racine
Barriers to reform in the Milwaukee Public Schools
Can it cut crime?
Sammis White, Ph.D. The health care system in the United States is not…
By Mark Alan Hughes, Ph.D. In this report, we present new findings from the 1990 Census to document changes during the last twenty years in the demographic and economic conditions of metropolitan Milwaukee. In particular, we present the striking divergence of conditions in the city and the surrounding suburbs. Among our findings: Suburbanization is a
Public funds for private schools, early childhood through post-secondary
Dale Belman, Ph.D. & John Heywood, Ph.D. The setting of public sector compensation should command the attention of all citizens. The level of such compensation helps determine both the competence and efficiency of government services. Too high a level wastes the resources of state and local governments, depriving them of the opportunity to address other
The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program is one of the most talked about issues in Wisconsin and the nation, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is trying to kill it.
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