Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs received funding from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment to support Committee Connect – a program that brings together researchers and policymakers early in the legislative process.

La Follette School alumni Peter Barca (MA ’83) and Randy Romanski (MA ’95) have accepted positions in Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ administration.

For La Follette School alum Kate Battiato, a career is about relationships. Her internships led to paid positions that connected her with mentors and colleagues she met again when she went to work for the Legislature.

As financial planning director, Ryan Baumtrog helps keep Minnesota's budget on track.

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Behm deepens knowledge of energy policy

Andrew Behm enjoys working in a policy area that is beginning to change after decades of equilibrium — energy policy.

For situations involving Wisconsin elections and numbers, La Follette School alum Brian Bell is the man to turn to.

For Xiaojia "Lydia" Bi, public service is about breaking down barriers, whether in helping people in developing countries or supporting sustainable wetland restoration in New Orleans.

A cost-benefit analysis by La Follette School students was mentioned by Wisconsin Government Accountability Board executive director Kevin Kennedy. In an April 13 WKOW televisioin interview, Kennedy said the analysis showed that about $1 million would be saved, mostly at the local level, if the state of Wisconsin established online voter registration. Watch the interview

As an analyst with the Wisconsin Department of Administration's budget office, alum Breann Boggs helps the governor's office and state agencies devise the state's two-year spending plan.

La Follette School students, faculty and staff can participate in an informal discussion about the policy and budgetary implications of Wisconsin's budget bill will take place today, March 1, at noon in the school's conference room.
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