Jeffrey Schmidt's Blogs

July 5, 2017 - 9:50am
By: Jeffrey Schmidt
Forum members and friends know that one of our foremost priorities in recent years has been our work with local governments and school districts to explore possibilities for intergovernmental service sharing and consolidation. In fact, we published...
March 17, 2016 - 9:00am
By: Jeffrey Schmidt
Last spring, when the Forum waded into the controversial issue of marijuana policy, our motivation was simple: we wanted to determine whether, as some had alleged, the City of Milwaukee was arresting and incarcerating vast numbers of individuals for...
September 20, 2009 - 8:00am
By: Jeffrey Schmidt
This year’s Report Card on Charitable Giving is different than in past years. In every report prior to this one, we surveyed the same small bellwether group of organizations. For this year’s report, we surveyed a larger number of nonprofits in the...
November 7, 2007 - 10:18am
By: Jeffrey Schmidt
For the 11th annual Report Card on Charitable Giving, the Forum provides greater detail on contributions to Greater Milwaukee bellwether nonprofits over a longer period than in the past. Instead of looking at changes in six sectors from year to year...
August 2, 2007 - 9:39am
By: Jeffrey Schmidt
This year, for the first time, the Public Policy Forum has created a poster ranking all 147 municipalities in southeastern Wisconsin on the basis of the following information: property values, per capita property value, 5 year change in property...