A diverse group of more than 30 state lawmakers, legislative staff members, legislative service agency analysts, and staff from the Governor’s office attended the second Office Hours at the Capitol – presented by the Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars and the La Follette School – on Wednesday, May 16.
The Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs received funding from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment to support Committee Connect – a program that brings together researchers and policymakers early in the legislative process.
During the 2016 federal fiscal year, nearly half of the people experiencing homelessness in Wisconsin were members of a family with minor children. Most also lived outside of Milwaukee and Dane Counties.
La Follette School Associate Director Hilary Shager (MPA ’05, PhD ’12) will discuss Early Childhood in Action: How to Connect with Policymakers and Make a Difference on Wednesday, February 28. The presentation is part of the Families and Well-Being Seminar Series organized by UW–Madison’s Center for Child and Family Well-Being.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers appointed UW–Madison Professor J. Michael Collins as a public member of the Governor’s Task Force on Retirement Security. The task force will study issues facing the growing number of retired people in Wisconsin, particularly the amount of money they have saved.
La Follette School Professor Susan Yackee and Harvard University’s Daniel Carpenter received a $142,388 grant from the Russell Sage Foundation to support their project on inequality in the political process and the resulting public policies – specifically, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act of 2010.
Keynote speakers Peter Hall of Harvard University and Gillian Tett of the Financial Times offered insights into the future of European integration and the political climate in the United States and abroad at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on April 6.
Sarah Kliff, one of the country’s leading health policy journalists, will share her insights on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what repeal of the law will mean for millions of people who rely on it for health insurance coverage at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 29 at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
As a New York Times reporter, Eric Lipton is committed to writing about federal environmental regulations but also telling the backstory.
The La Follette School of Public Affairs’ first day-long career exploration program in Milwaukee provided graduate and undergraduate students with opportunities to learn from alumni and others working in government and public policy organizations.