Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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Angela Filer's desire to create change by developing policies and programs that reduce social ills brought her to the La Follette School to earn a Master of Public Affairs degree.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Toniolo helps strengthen communities

Maria Toniolo is broadening her expertise in international trade, finance and economic development through the La Follette School's Master of International Public Affairs degree program.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Reschovsky discusses income tax

La Follette School economist Andrew Reschovsky discusses on Wisconsin Public Radio Wisconsin governor Scott Walker's proposal to reduce or eliminate the individual income tax  in Wisconsin. Listen online
Excluding all retirement income from taxation in Wisconsin would primarily benefit wealthy older adults and likely would do little to attract wealthy retirees to the state, an analysis from the La Follette School of Public Affairs finds.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

91 alum leads Wisconsin budget office

1991 alum Michael Heifetz is the new director of the Wisconsin budget office.
Wisconsin as a case study of the complex and dynamic relationships among the state, tribes and the federal government will be discussed in a noon seminar Tuesday, November 12, in the La Follette School conference room. 
Wisconsin representatives Chris Taylor and Amy Loudenbeck will speak at Policy and a Pint Tuesday, November 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brocach, 7 West Main Street, on the Capitol Square.
The faces of three new Wisconsin legislators will go on the conference wall at the La Follette School of Public Affairs as recognition of their graduation from the Bowhay Institute of Legislative Leadership Development.

For Sean Stalpes, much of his job satisfaction comes from helping parties with different points of view reach consensus. The 2009 grad is an energy technologies specialist with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.

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