PPI In the News
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.
Milwaukee works to solve job crisis
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
Trumponomics, or, the Danger of Oversimplifying Economic Policy
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.
Senators Baldwin, Booker support federal anti-poverty legislation
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.
To Stop Sexual Assault in the Juvenile System, Close Youth Prisons
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.
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Hundreds gather for opioid abuse summit in 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.
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A new New Hope project could cut poverty in half
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.
Subsidized Jobs Programs Work
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.
“Know Your Neighbor” brings together convenience store owners, law enforcement and community members
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.
Kick Butts Letter from FACT Youth
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).
Self-insurance could disrupt health care market, UW business prof says
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.
Panel evaluates moving employees to self-insurance
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.
UW Faculty Unpack What Could Happen If The State Pursues Self-Insurance
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
UW-Madison prepares for looming battle over self insurance
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.
State to seek bids on self-insurance for state workers
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.
State should increase market competition for health insurance
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.
We’ve come too far to let e-cigarettes become the next generation’s tobacco
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.
Why Transitional Jobs Can Help End Poverty
“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.