Saturday, May 18, 2013
The FBI compiles crime statistics annually and Patch has used that data to create a searchable database for Wisconsin information.
Every year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation uses data reported to it by nearly every law enforcement agency in the country to build a report on crime in the United States. Patch has taken the Wisconsin data and put it into a searchable database. Fill in the name of a community to see the number of reported property crimes in 2011, and click through to learn more about the types of offenses within each community.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Patch's searchable database allows users to find the number of students suspended in 2011-12 at an individual school within districts in the Milwaukee area.
Schools across Wisconsin report statistics on suspensions and expulsions to the Department of Public Instruction, which in turn compiles them and publishes data by school and grade level. In 2011-12, 5.21 percent of students statewide were suspended at least once during the year. It’s the lowest percentage since data was kept beginning in 1998-99, and the figure has dropped five consecutive years. Patch’s searchable database includes suspensions by school and grade in 2011-12 for Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) 1, which covers most of southeast Wisconsin, including Racine Unified School District.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Patch's searchable database allows users to find scores by school, by grade or by district for 2010 through 2012.
More than 430,000 public school students took the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations in November 2012. Drops in reading and math scores took place throughout the state this year as Wisconsin raised the benchmark scores needed for students to reach the proficient or advanced performance levels. The new college and career readiness proficiency levels are based on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Use Patch’s searchable database to search scores for the last three years, and see how those higher standards impacted schools’ success.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Search this interactive database to see how much Wisconsin school administrators make, according to data from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Salaries for Wisconsin school administrators are compiled and posted by the state Department of Public Instruction each year. See where your school administrators rank. The numbers are from salary information released on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's website. The data is from the 2011-12 school year. School districts across the state saw a larger than usual cut in staffing in the 2011-12 school year than in years past, according to a press release from the DPI, with 2,312 positions being eliminated and 60 percent of those spots being teacher jobs. "The 2011-13 state budget made historically high cuts to education funding," the press release said. "General school aids were cut by $749 million and the per pupil revenue …
Monday, February 18, 2013
The state database of delinquent taxpayers includes 292 residents and businesses from Waukesha, who owe a combined total of just over $18 million. Search our database of people from Waukesha County who owe state taxes.
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue publishes an online list of people who owe more than $5,000 in state taxes. The list was last updated Jan. 3. Waukesha County residents and businesses based here owe a collective $61.4 million in unpaid taxes, including income, withholding and sales tax. Waukesha residents and businesses owe $18 million of that. The largest unpaid tax bill in Waukesha is $1.7 million. Search the database above to find out who owes that bill, plus discover more about unpaid taxes in Waukesha County. The database may not be available on mobile devices. Please log in from a computer if you have trouble searching.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Search our interactive campaign contribution database to see how much people in your town or across the state have donated to the two major presidential candidates.
Patch has created an interactive database so you can see how much your neighbors are donating to the presidential campaign—and to which candidate they’re writing their checks. We’ve included communities across Wisconsin, so if you want to see what the campaign contributions in nearby towns are like, go right ahead. The information in the database was downloaded from the Federal Election Commission’s website. The data is based on quarterly reports, and is current through the end of September.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Check out Patch's new interactive campaign contribution database to find out who in your community is contributing to President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
See which presidential candidates are getting money from Wisconsin residents with Patch's interactive database of individual contributions made to President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. This database includes nearly 18,000 individual contributions Wisconsin residents made to the two candidates from April 1, 2011, through July 31, 2012, the most recent data available. The data, which is from the Federal Elections Commission, does not include contributions to political action committees or other outside groups.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Check out Patch's new interactive recall campaign contribution database to find out who in your community is contributing to Gov. Scott Walker or Democrat Tom Barrett in the upcoming gubernatorial recall election.
UPDATE: This database was updated at 6 a.m. Thurdsay to include Barrett and Walker contrbutions through May 21. See where the money in the gubernatorial recall election is coming from by checking out Patch's interactive database of individual contributions made to Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. This database includes nearly 200,000 individual contributions made to the two candidates from Janaury through May 21, the most recent data available. The data, which is from the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, does not include contributions for political action committees or expenditures made on behalf the candidates bout outside groups.
Friday, February 3, 2012
State elections chief says requiring a public searchable database would be expensive and impractical. The state might use a searchable database in its review and enter names, not addresses.
Updated (Feb. 3): An appeals court has vacated a Waukesha County Circuit Court's order that state elections officials do more to ferret out duplicate signatures on Recall Walker petitions, saying the court erred in not allowing recall organizers to intervene in the case. The decision by the Court of Appeals District IV panel based in Madison means Waukesha County Circuit Judge J. Mac Davis will need to re-hear the case, allowing for input from representatives of both campaigns — that of Gov. Scott Walker and the recalls. "We conclude that the recall committees are entitled to intervene as a matter of right," the appellate court ruled. "It cannot be seriously disputed that the recall committees have an interest in the procedures that will …