Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: State

More work needs to be done to expand access to health care for poor and low-income Americans, La Follette School Professor Barbara Wolfe writes in a commentary published by Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity.

A new analysis from the La Follette School of Public Affairs may help Wisconsin prevent more cases of child abuse by detecting patterns associated with cases returning to the system after initially being screened out.

Legislators now have five concrete policy options to consider for improving Wisconsin residents’ access to treatment for addiction to heroin, oxycodone and other opioids.

Former Wisconsin governor Jim Doyle, who taught at the La Follette School in spring 2015, shares his thoughts on teaching, politics, public service and the role of the university in helping government work better in an article in On Wisconsin magazine.

La Follette School of Public Affairs alum Peter Tempelis is Wisconsin’s 2015 Assistant District Attorney of the year.

Children missing school likely means they score lower on academic achievement tests, a new study from the La Follette School of Public Affairs finds.

Researchers studying the economic and policy forces that affect Wisconsin poverty have released their latest results, which show that although the state economy is creating jobs, the poverty rate rose from 10.2 to 10.9 percent in 2013 using the researchers' expanded measure.

A belief in the power of policymakers to create public policy that helps people led Ellen Hildebrand to a career in urban planning and housing policy.

An analysis by La Follette School students that could help the state of Illinois reduce its corrections costs is available online as a working paper.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Newspaper quotes professor

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel quotes economist Menzie Chinn in a story about Wisconsin's job creation ranking.

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