Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

La Follette School of Public Affairs alum Peter Tempelis is Wisconsin’s 2015 Assistant District Attorney of the year.

Children missing school likely means they score lower on academic achievement tests, a new study from the La Follette School of Public Affairs finds.

Researchers studying the economic and policy forces that affect Wisconsin poverty have released their latest results, which show that although the state economy is creating jobs, the poverty rate rose from 10.2 to 10.9 percent in 2013 using the researchers' expanded measure.

A belief in the power of policymakers to create public policy that helps people led Ellen Hildebrand to a career in urban planning and housing policy.

An analysis by La Follette School students that could help the state of Illinois reduce its corrections costs is available online as a working paper.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 00:00

Newspaper quotes professor

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel quotes economist Menzie Chinn in a story about Wisconsin's job creation ranking.

Aaron Dumas, a La Follette School student and project assistant for the Evidence Based Health Policy Project , organized a major statewide conference on opioid abuse with the project in mid-February.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 00:00

Moran tackles policy challenges

Christian Moran's love of approaching problems from different perspectives brought him from journalism to policy analysis. "I like having the ability to look at problems and improve situations," the 2006 alum says.

La Follette School students got a firsthand view of how two nonpartisan legislative service agencies function when they visited the Legislative Fiscal Bureau and the Legislative Audit Bureau on February 6.

Monday, 09 February 2015 00:00

Andersen takes policy skills to Audit Bureau

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

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