Madison taxpayers can now pay their property taxes in four installments due to an ordinance change adopted by the city council June 5, a couple years after a La Follette School analysis found that property owners are less likely to be late with tax payments if they can make three installment payments a year instead of two.
The results surprised a few people: Milwaukee Public Schools' per-pupil expenditures are in keeping with the Wisconsin average and with comparable districts across the United States. The findings were published in a report co-authored by 2007 La Follette School alum Vanessa Allen, a researcher with the Public Policy Forum in Milwaukee.
First-year student Steph Mabrey wants to have her career both ways. She wants to be able to analyze AND interpret someone else's analysis.
Alum Seth Nowak wants tenants and landlords to reduce their energy use, improve their relationships in the process and transform the rental housing industry.
La Follette School students shared their analysis of the costs and benefits for four municipalities to merge their fire departments and emergency medical services with officials in a December 17 presentation.