Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Public Service

The La Follette School report that no skills gap exists in Wisconsin is getting good play in the media.

City of Milwaukee staff have a few new ideas for managing the tax foreclosure crisis the city is experiencing as part of the downturn in the economy and housing market, thanks to recommendation La Follette School students made to the mayor and top staff.

A La Follette School international workshop report is required reading for 220 senior military and civilian officers enrolled at the National Defense University.
Professor Pamela Herd discussed on Wisconsin Public Radio a new report on the financial state of Medicare and Social Security.

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.

Three prize-winning La Follette School students shared their ideas for funding farm digester projects with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin in a May 14 presentation.
A delegation of six state and local government officials from Ukraine learned about the La Follette School and its role in the Wisconsin Idea during a visit in early February.
Monday, February 11, 2013

Pfaff seeks to make people's lives better

Alum Shawn Pfaff got into the Fitchburg mayor's race because he wanted his city to open its first library after more than 30 years of discussion.

Nominations are being accepted for the Lloyd D. Gladfelter Award for Government Innovation until March 15.
Monday, January 14, 2013

Women to start in leadership seminar

A class of 23 women, including for the first time a seated legislator, will take part in the 13th annual leadership training seminar sponsored by Wisconsin Women in Government and the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
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