Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Politics

Student Sara Eskrich won a seat on the Madison Common Council in the April 7 election.

After a few years working in politics and for nonprofits, Mike Pearson decided that to have more of a positive impact on the causes he believes in, he should pursue an advanced degree.

The state of Wisconsin should not reform its Government Accountability Board, professor Donald Moynihan and political science colleagues argue in an op-ed published October 15 in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson bemoaned the lack of bipartisanship in local and national politics during the Paul Offner Lecture sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Urban Institute.

Alum Brenda Mayrack won the September 9 primary for Delaware state auditor. She takes on the incumbent in the November 4 election. Mayrack completed dual degrees in public affairs and law in 2008.

 

The La Follette School seminar series gets underway for the semester at noon on Thursday, September 11, with a talk on policy tradeoffs in advanced democracies. Christian Breunig, professor of comparative politics at the University of Konstanz will speak in 422 North Hall.

When Tyrel Zich graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, he knew he wanted to add a strong quantitative skill set to his foundation of qualitative skills, so he came to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Attorney and 2008 alum Brenda Mayrack is running to become Delaware’s state auditor, with a primary scheduled for September 9.

2011 alum Jon Alfuth is approaching education from two angles: as a geometry teacher and as a policy analyst for elected officials.
A cost-benefit analysis by La Follette School students was mentioned by Wisconsin Government Accountability Board executive director Kevin Kennedy. In an April 13 WKOW televisioin interview, Kennedy said the analysis showed that about $1 million would be saved, mostly at the local level, if the state of Wisconsin established online voter registration. Watch the interview
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