Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, 12 November 2009 00:00

Crespo focuses on health, environment

Good health and a clean environment are inseparable for Jami Crespo, and she looks forward to applying her policy analysis and legal skills to ensure people have both.

Debby Anderson Meyer does not like inefficiencies — particularly ones that keep her from building relationships with people.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 15:00

David Boardman (MPA '16)

My experiences at La Follette make me much better at my job, especially when it comes to analyzing policy, using evidence to create smart public policy, and being a good consumer of research.

La Follette School director Tom DeLeire will discuss state expansion of health insurance coverage to low-income childless adults on Thursday, December 1, from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.
The La Follette School is one of nine institutions nationwide to be awarded a grant to provide insights into health reform, including issues related to state-level implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act.

When BJ Dernbach’s boss joined the Wisconsin Assembly’s Labor Committee, the La Follette School alum was thankful for the training he’d received in the building blocks he needs to quickly synthesize and summarize a lot of information about a policy topic in which he has no background.

Lawmakers in California can thank alum Peter Detwiler's experience in Wisconsin for the easy-to-read legislative analyses he prepared for them to summarize what a proposed statute would do, why it was needed, its cost, why certain interests opposed or supported it, and the bill's legislative history.

Monday, 18 February 2013 06:31

Distinguished economist Don Nichols dies

Donald Nichols, whose tenure leading the La Follette School of Public Affairs helped shape Wisconsin's economic development, died February 15 at age 72.

Alum Lisa Ellinger will speak at the Thursday, November 20, Policy After Work Series at Broacach, 7 West Main, from 5-7 p.m.

The Washington Post quotes professor Dennis Dresang about political debate in Wisconsin in an article reporting that Wisconsin's governor signed legislation March 11 that takes away nearly all collective bargaining rights from government workers.
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