Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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La Follette School student Andrew Merluzzi has been selected for the 2017 Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program sponsored by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Governor Scott Walker's budget would lower property taxes for the typical Wisconsin homeowner by allocating an additional $211 million of state spending to the School Levy Credit. However, only about half of any increase in the credit would provide Wisconsin homeowners reduced property taxes on their primary residences.

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

2000 alum Jason Bittner is featured on the University of South Florida's home page for the Automated Vehicle Institute he is helping to launch.
After reaching his career goal of serving as an appointed official in a governor's administration, alum Tim Casper is back in the higher education realm as public affairs and government relations manager for Madison Area Technical College.

Bryan Miller wants to weed out inefficiencies. "Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs, I found the deeply embedded bureaucracy made local policy innovation difficult — even though individual regional facilities were relatively efficient," the second-year student says. "I want to make program and policy improvements on a bigger scale."

Students Ryan Eisner and Bryan Miller will describe their summer internships with the Government Accountability Office on Wednesday, October 10, from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. in the La Follette School conference room.
With a network of schools, scholars and problem-solvers across the country, the La Follette School is responding to the Startup America Policy Challenge.

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

As a rate analyst and policy advisor for the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin's Division of Gas and Energy, Corey Singletary works primarily on electric and gas and utility issues related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and smart grid technologies.

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