Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
A bill on drunken drivers and a pharmaceutical agent to treat alcoholism under consideration in the Wisconsin Legislature is informed by research of La Follette School director Carolyn Heinrich, who testified at a hearing on the bill on September 30.

Five charter members have joined a newly established Board of Visitors for the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs, according to Professor Susan Yackee, director of the school.

Aaron Dumas, a La Follette School student and project assistant for the Evidence Based Health Policy Project , organized a major statewide conference on opioid abuse with the project in mid-February.

The faces of three new Wisconsin legislators will go on the La Follette School conference room wall after they complete the Bowhay Institute of Legislative Leadership Development that meets August 8-11 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

A bipartisan professional development class designed for staff of the Wisconsin Assembly is being offered in January by the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Thursday, 21 July 2011 07:34

LA Times writer to be in residence

Jeff Gottlieb, a  senior writer at the Los Angeles Times, will be the fall public affairs writer in residence the week of October 30-November 3.

A lecture on November 14 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will honor Paul Offner's memory.

Paying $2 for a $1 bill sounds a little loopy
Friday, 09 September 2011 12:42

Legislators look to past, future

The crowd could not stop gawking at the class photo of 2004 on the wall of the La Follette School conference room. There, on the left in the second row, was former Minnesota Senator Michele Bachmann, now a Minnesota congresswoman and Republican Party presidential candidate.
Tuesday, 08 March 2011 00:00

Lightbourn heads research institute

As president of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, alum George Lightbourn leads the nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization as it works to engage and energize Wisconsinites and others in discussions and timely action on key public policy issues critical to the state's future, growth and prosperity.

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