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Board director cites analysis of online voter registration

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

Moynihan wins faculty fellowship

Donald Moynihan is the La Follette School’s new Jerry and Mary Cotter Faculty Fellow. Read more ...

Financial capability programs fruitful research area

Thanks to the Great Recession, interest in household finance and consumer behavior has been increasing, professor J. Michael Collins notes, and that interest opens up opportunities for more rigorous evaluations of programs to improve people’s financial capabilities. Read more ...

Fletcher wins prize for linking ADHD, labor outcomes

La Follette School professor Jason M. Fletcher has won the 2013-2014 prize for the Best Research in Health & Society from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Read more ...

Students analyze food procurement, costs for corrections system

Wisconsin state agencies spend substantial amounts of money to procure food for hospitals, prisons and other facilities. Curious about how nutritional guidelines could improve the diet and therefore the health of people served by these state agencies and of agency employees, Health First Wisconsin turned to the La Follette School. Read more ...

School holds symposium on government efficiency

More than 80 legislators, state agency staff, local government budget officials and others crowded a room in the Wisconsin State Capitol last week to hear and discuss the latest research on government efficiency. Read more ...

Social networks can inform public policy

Policy analyses and program evaluations need to account for people’s social networks, professor Jason Fletcher argues in an article in the spring La Follette Policy Report. Read more ...

Radtke helps Congo scale up agriculture

Alum David Radtke is using his decades of agriculture and international policy experience to help the Republic of Congo establish large mechanized farms. Read more ...

Grad ties good health to education

2012 alum Carly Hood marked National Public Health Week with an op-ed in the April 7 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel emphasizing how education can help improve long-term population health, particularly for Wisconsin's most impoverished communities. “A solid education is an individual’s primary method for securing financial stability, which not only increases access to healthy foods and safe communities but also promotes an individual’s ability to provide his or her children with quality child care and educational experiences,” Hood notes. Read the article

Students taking orders for fleece jackets with school logo

The La Follette School Student Association is taking orders for fleece jackets with the University of Wisconsin-Madison La Follette School of Public Affairs logo. Deadline is Friday.
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