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Metro Milwaukee’s teacher workforce shows increased stability
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Metro Milwaukee’s teacher workforce shows increased stability

But departing teachers are increasingly younger and newer to the profession

Public Policy Forum and Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance to Merge
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Public Policy Forum and Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance to Merge

Researchers at the new group will continue to focus on issues important to state government, local government, schools, Metro Milwaukee, and Wisconsin’s economy.

2018 budget is a watershed for the City of Milwaukee
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2018 budget is a watershed for the City of Milwaukee

According to the report, the proposed cuts in public safety reflect the severity of the City’s financial challenges for 2018.

County leaders have limited options to address 2018 budget shortfall
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County leaders have limited options to address 2018 budget shortfall

The proposed increase in the VRF – from $30 to $60 – would generate an additional $14.6 million in 2018, which would be used mainly to preserve existing levels of transit service.

Report Explores Metro Milwaukee’s Changing School Leader Workforce
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Report Explores Metro Milwaukee’s Changing School Leader Workforce

An analysis of public school leaders in Greater Milwaukee

Relatively calm County budget exemplifies signs of fiscal progress
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Relatively calm County budget exemplifies signs of fiscal progress

But two key measures to resolve budget gap could impede march toward sustainability

Proposed city budget uses health care savings to maintain service levels and minimize taxpayer impacts
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Proposed city budget uses health care savings to maintain service levels and minimize taxpayer impacts

But revenue challenges continue to threaten long-term outlook

2013 budget reflects improved Milwaukee County finances
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2013 budget reflects improved Milwaukee County finances

Report cites continued steps toward financial stability but warns of big hurdles remaining.