Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Finance

After Rosina Estol-Peixoto started working at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., she saw how her research influenced public policy in Central American countries. Now she is pursuing a Master of International Public Affairs at the La Follette School.

Alum Saul Wolf connects quality, low-cost money transfer firms to credit unions, financial  cooperatives and other micro-finance entities as remittances manager at the World Council of Credit Unions.

2008 alum Saul Wolf of the World Council of Credit Unions and Kristen Joiner of SustainDane will discuss "Engaging Policy in Non-Profit Arenas" at a La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, April 5, from noon to 1 p.m. in the La Follette School's conference room.

Wisconsin Representative Mark Pocan of Madison will discuss the state budget as part of the La Follette School's public budgeting class on Monday, March 21. La Follette School students, faculty and staff are invited to his presentation at 4:20 p.m. in 6203 Sewell Social Sciences Building.
Thursday, March 17, 2011

Reschovsky to discuss federal budget

Economist Andrew Reschovsky will speak on the federal budget at a town hall meeting in Milwaukee hosted by U.S. House representative Gwen Moore of Milwaukee. The Monday,  March 21, event will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Zelazo Center, 2419 E. Kenwood Avenue. Members of the  audience will be able to ask questions.

Political scientist Dennis Dresang and economists Andrew Reschovsky and Menzie Chinn are sharing their expertise on Wisconsin's politics and finances with media around the country.

A new analysis by suggests that school districts could see an aggregate 7 percent reduction in allowable revenues relative to the 2010-11 revenue limit — if the Wisconsin governor's budget includes a mandated reduction of $500 per pupil in the sum of general aid received from the state and local property tax revenue.
Thursday, March 10, 2011

School revenue limit figures revised

Tax policy expert Andrew Reschovsky has released new figures estimating revenue limits for school districts based on the detailed proposals included in the Wisconsin governor's executive budget for the 2011-13 biennium.
La Follette School professors are sharing their expertise with media about the budget proposals and protests in Wisconsin.
La Follette School students, faculty and staff can participate in an informal discussion about the policy and budgetary implications of Wisconsin's budget bill will take place today, March 1, at noon in the school's conference room.
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