Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Political partisanship partly explains states' different responses to the federal Affordable Care Act, which seeks to change fundamentally the U.S. health-care system, new research by La Follette School Professor David Weimer finds.

Alum Ian Ritz helps rural communities in Wisconsin provide transportation services.

A new type of health-care entity called accountable care organizations will be discussed by a nationally known health economist at a legislative briefing in Madison on Thursday, February 24.
Even as poverty among Wisconsin children increased from 2010-11 due to declines in parents' incomes and safety net program cuts, fewer Wisconsin children lived in poverty in 2011 thanks to the state's safety net, a report by La Follette School professor Timothy Smeeding says.

The questions "So what? Who cares?" are not evidence of indifference or despondency for student Rocio Sanchez-Moyano. Rather they are a challenge and an impetus to understand the greater implications of her work.

2007 alum Nick Sayen's research helps provide objective information about energy issues to business leaders, building professionals and policymakers.

When Jake Schindler's partner at the small real estate brokerage firm mentioned his retirement plans, Schindler knew the time had come to think about a career change. He earned a master's degree in public affairs at the La Follette School in May 2010 and joined the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau shortly afterward.

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

Thursday, 10 March 2011 10:50

School revenue limit figures revised

Tax policy expert Andrew Reschovsky has released new figures estimating revenue limits for school districts based on the detailed proposals included in the Wisconsin governor's executive budget for the 2011-13 biennium.

"Policy and a Pint," the La Follette School of Public Affairs after-work speaker and networking series, is set to kick off Thursday, September 13, at Brocach, 7 West Main Street in Madison, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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