PPI In the News

Advocacy Group Calls For Closing Of Lincoln Hills School For Boys
October 27, 2016 | Ross Terrell | Youth Justice Milwaukee

The school has been laden with controversies, which led to state and federal investigations last fall after allegations of child abuse at the school surfaced. A number of staff members have been fired or resigned in the wake of the investigations.

| Youth Justice Milwaukee |

Milwaukee works to solve job crisis
August 16, 2016 | Rick Barrett, Rick Romell and Kathleen Gallagher | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

The lack of jobs in many cities, not just Milwaukee, has fueled unrest – including the violence last weekend in the Sherman Park neighborhood. Programs like those at Community Advocates are part of the effort

| Working Our Way Out of Poverty |

Trumponomics, or, the Danger of Oversimplifying Economic Policy
July 25, 2016 | Zach Komes | Roosevelt Forward

Oversimplifying economic policy has become a norm for political candidates. There are a mulititude of reasons economic policy succeeds or fails. One success, though, was Community Advocates Working Our Way Out of Poverty program.

| Working Our Way Out of Poverty |

Senators Baldwin, Booker support federal anti-poverty legislation
July 15, 2016 | Jessie Bekker | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced new legislation to expand transitional jobs and the earned income tax credit in an attempt to lower poverty nationwide.

| Working Our Way Out of Poverty |

To Stop Sexual Assault in the Juvenile System, Close Youth Prisons
July 11, 2016 | Liz Ryan And Nichole Yunk Todd | Youth Justice Milwaukee

This week's U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics new report on sexual victimization of youth locked up in the juvenile justice system confirms what we already know about youth prisons: They aren't safe.

| Youth Works MKE |

Hundreds gather for opioid abuse summit in Milwaukee
June 15, 2016 | Pete Zervakis | WTMJ-TV Milwaukee

The Drug Enforcement Agency co-hosted the Key Influencers Summit with the CADCA. The summit, with its key partners Safe & Sound and Community Advocates Public Policy Institute, focused on the growing opioid epidemic.


A new New Hope project could cut poverty in half
May 28, 2016 | Julie Kerksick | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Associate professor of sociology, Patrick Sharkey, pointed directly to Milwaukee's New Hope Project as a means of curbing poverty. Community Advocates Public Policy Institute twice analyzed the project's effects if implemented on a large scale.

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Subsidized Jobs Programs Work
April 21, 2016 | Indivar Dutta-Gupta and Julie Kerksick | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Subsidized or transitional job programs are smart investments that can be used as key tools to lower poverty rates and improve the next generation's chances for economic success.

| Transitional Jobs Project |

“Know Your Neighbor” brings together convenience store owners, law enforcement and community members
March 23, 2016 | Deb Heffner | City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance

This event was collaboratively hosted by the Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance, and the 27th Street West Drug-Free Communities Coalition.

| City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance |

Kick Butts Letter from FACT Youth
March 17, 2016 | Dejah Brown, FACT Leader | Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

National “Kick Butts Day” was March 16, 2016, a day when FACT youth brought awareness about tobacco and the problems it brings to our communities. (Photo Source: NNS).

| City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance |

Self-insurance could disrupt health care market, UW business prof says
February 24, 2016 | David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal

Mike Bare, research and program coordinator for the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute, said money for state worker benefits might have to compete more with other state interests.

| Effective ACA Implementation Project |

Panel evaluates moving employees to self-insurance
February 24, 2016 | Polo Rocha | WisBusiness.com

The “devil is in the details” on whether a move to self-insurance would be good for Wisconsin, a UW-Madison School of Business professor says.

| Effective ACA Implementation Project |

UW Faculty Unpack What Could Happen If The State Pursues Self-Insurance
February 24, 2016 | Shamane Mills | Wisconsin Public Radio

If the state were to self-insure, it would pay benefits directly and assume risk that could rise if a lot of people got sick. "That is one of the major risks that we've identified in moving to a self-insured model," said Mike Bare of the Community Ad

| Effective ACA Implementation Project |

UW-Madison prepares for looming battle over self insurance
February 23, 2016 | Katie Scheidt | The Daily Cardinal

Bare said there was “healthy skepticism” at whether the state could pay for an increase in claims. “There could be a cost to taxpayers because of the risk assumed by [the state making benefit payments],” he said.

| Effective ACA Implementation Project |

State to seek bids on self-insurance for state workers
February 18, 2016 | David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal

Mike Bare, research and program coordinator at the Community Advocates’ Public Policy Institute in Milwaukee, said the state is moving toward a “government takeover” of state worker health coverage.

| Effective ACA Implementation Project |

State should increase market competition for health insurance
February 5, 2016 | Mike Bare | Wisconsin State Journal

Mike Bare, of our Effective ACA Implementation Project, authored this column in the WI State Journal urging the state to consider options for its state employee health plan which preserve competition and save money.

| Effective ACA Implementation Project |

We’ve come too far to let e-cigarettes become the next generation’s tobacco
January 23, 2016 | City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance | Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

The re-mainstreaming of smoking among youth, whether an e-cigarette or traditional cigarette, is a huge step backward for everyone trying to maintain a healthy place to live for our families and ourselves.

| City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance |

Why Transitional Jobs Can Help End Poverty
January 17, 2016 | Conor Williams | The Progressive Magazine

“Transitional jobs” are one of the few public programs that effectively increase employment and promote economic mobility. (Photo source: www.tOrange.us) Transitional jobs are short-term government subsidized jobs.

| Transitional Jobs Project |