Cities continuing to struggle with finances have been increasingly relying on user charges and fees, according to an analysis of freshly updated data from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy's database on local government finance, Fiscally Standardized Cities, developed in part by La Follette School professor Andrew Reschovsky.
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.
Four La Follette School faculty members have received funding from the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition’s third round of awards.
A team from UW–Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), including La Follette School Professor J. Michael Collins, received a UW2020 award to increase the quality and amount of housing-related data available to the Wisconsin Administrative Data Core, a unique data resource at IRP.
La Follette School Associate Professor J. Michael Collins and former La Follette School Associate Director Hilary Shager (MPA ’05, PhD ’12) are among the leaders of the Alliance for the American Dream: DreamUp Wisconsin, a new community-university collaboration aimed at promoting shared prosperity and increasing American competitiveness.