For Love & Money

It all started with a press conference and kernel of an idea. For the March 2014 issue of Milwaukee Magazine, I analyzed what the economic ramifications of same-sex marriage might be if the state of Wisconsin legalized it. What I found was a large figure, but an even larger impact. Read the story here.

Goodwill’s Good Deal

This was an Insider piece I worked on for our January 2014 issue. Leading a tour on an early morning in November, Molly Gilgenbach – director of the “work services program” at Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin – strolls through the various learning labs and classes meeting at the James O. Wright Center for Work […]

End of the Line

The Milwaukee County Transit System has been trapped in a budget-induced death spiral – increased fares and reduced service, leading to fewer riders and less revenue, leading to increased fares and reduced service. But it wasn’t always that way. Can an out-of-state, for-profit company resurrect the public system? Read the story on milwaukeemag.com

Paper Chase

When Luke arrived in Milwaukee in 2007, he brought with him the promise of no more digging through purses and pockets for spare change. He brought the prospect of seamless credit card payments to replace antiquated parking meters. He may have oversold what he could offer the city. Read the story on milwaukeemag.com.