Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

David Axelrod shared his deeply personal connection with health care reform during a 90-minute conversation with La Follette School students September 28. As a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, Axelrod understood the political risks of the issue and was deeply conflicted about it.

 

Sunday, 27 March 2011 00:00

Braden advocates cruelty-free diet

Pete Braden's life work is to bring an end to factory farming. "Industrial farms torture animals, destroy the land, spread disease and cause unnecessary human hunger," says the first-year La Follette School student.

Tuesday, 07 August 2012 09:21

Brief urges clarity of Pell Grant source

A letter from the president that makes clear the source of Pell Grants given college students from low-income families could help students appreciate the investment U.S. taxpayers are making in them, faculty affiliate Sara Goldrick-Rab argues in a new policy brief.

La Follette School professor Maria Cancian has started service as deputy assistant secretary for policy with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families.

President Barack Obama has nominated La Follette School professor Maria Cancian for assistant secretary for children and families (family support) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
International finance expert Menzie Chinn has been appointed to a two-year term on the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisors.
Friday, 15 June 2012 06:29

Chinn shares expertise

Economist Menzie Chinn participated in the June 8 Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisers meeting, one of several meetings at which he will share his expertise.
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 11:28

Chinn shares expertise in presentations, media

Economist Menzie Chinn is spending his sabbatical this fall attending conferences, discussing his new book and serving on the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers.
The Wall Street Journal rates professor Menzie Chinn's Econbrowser blog ninth out of the top 25 economics blogs.

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.

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