Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: State

Aaron Dumas, a La Follette School student and project assistant for the Evidence Based Health Policy Project , organized a major statewide conference on opioid abuse with the project in mid-February.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Moran tackles policy challenges

Christian Moran's love of approaching problems from different perspectives brought him from journalism to policy analysis. "I like having the ability to look at problems and improve situations," the 2006 alum says.

La Follette School students got a firsthand view of how two nonpartisan legislative service agencies function when they visited the Legislative Fiscal Bureau and the Legislative Audit Bureau on February 6.

Virginia Andersen, a 2015 graduate of the La Follette School of Public Affairs, is a program analyst with the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau.

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.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Herrem brightens future for at-risk youth

Rather than being incarcerated, at-risk teen boys are learning how to grow and sell organic vegetables, practice good financial skills, and market and sell products, thanks in part to Katie Herrem's work with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

James Gultry uses the keen policy analysis skills he learned at the La Follette Institute every day as he prepares a contract or agreement between the U.S. Agency for International Development and nongovernmental organizations working in Ghana, Liberia, Benin, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Pakistan, Afghanistan and most recently Ethiopia.

Former governor Jim Doyle will teach a spring class on the politics of state policy issues at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Friday, November 14, 2014

'14 alum produces education videos

Arkansas legislators saw videos 2013 alum Phillip Duran filmed, directed and produced during an education committee hearing in Little Rock in November.

Mark Japinga hopes to find a behind-the-scenes balance between politics and policy, a happy medium that a Master of Public Affairs degree from the La Follette School will help him achieve.

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