Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

City of Milwaukee staff have a few new ideas for managing the tax foreclosure crisis the city is experiencing as part of the downturn in the economy and housing market, thanks to recommendation La Follette School students made to the mayor and top staff.

Megan Loritz enrolled at the La Follette School to acquire the technical skills she needs to bring about policy changes that will improve the lives of families with autistic children.

Madison taxpayers can now pay their property taxes in four installments due to an ordinance change adopted by the city council June 5, a couple years after a La Follette School analysis found that property owners are less likely to be late with tax payments if they can make three installment payments a year instead of two.

A talented and creative manager first got John Wilson-Tepeli thinking about the value of public affairs training and eventually led him to enroll at the La Follette School in the double-degree program in urban and regional planning.

Friday, 25 January 2013 09:28

Dreyer appreciates alumni network

Steven Dreyer is pleased to report he feels "a little better all the time, as they say." The 1992 alum and urban education scholar has been recovering from a series of medical afflictions that forced him to step down as a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee several years ago. "I am moving back in the right direction overall all these days," he says.
Andrew Reschovsky has spent his career exploring how tax policies affect individuals and the various ways in which state and local governments are financed. Although the government finance expert is retiring from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, his research schedule remains full.
Friday, 05 April 2013 02:10

'02 alum wins re-election as mayor

2002 alum Shawn Pfaff won re-election as mayor of Fitchburg, a city just south of Madison, with 71 percent of the vote on April 2.
Monday, 11 February 2013 00:00

Pfaff seeks to make people's lives better

Alum Shawn Pfaff got into the Fitchburg mayor's race because he wanted his city to open its first library after more than 30 years of discussion.

Nominations are being accepted for the Lloyd D. Gladfelter Award for Government Innovation until March 15.
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 08:01

Feggestad helps city deliver services

While working as finance director for Blackhawk Technical College, Natalie Feggestad realized what she enjoyed most about her job was helping staff in other units navigate finance and budget processes, so she added a  Master of Public Affairs degree to her certification as a public accountant.
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