Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

A new analysis by La Follette School students identifies factors associated with the risk of homeless among young adults exiting Wisconsin’s foster care system.

While Howard Mandeville was waiting for a meeting to start, he saw a woman he knew come into the lobby to let someone into her condo building. The significance would be lost on most people, but for Mandeville, a 1986 alum, the act summed up the social changes he has helped to forge throughout his career assisting people with disabilities to live independently in the community.

Corey Palmer-Rehorst has a pretty good idea of what the world will look like in 2025. As an associate consultant at Euromonitor International in Chicago, the 2008 alum was the global manager of a project that looked at how different government and business actions could contribute or hinder the pace and breadth of technological and economic advancement.

Observers of U.S. politics and policymaking may often wonder about the roots the partisanship and contention that flare up. Dennis Dresang suggests in the spring La Follette Policy Report that the nation's practice of federalism, the arrangement by which the federal government shares the power to govern with the states, leads to many U.S. policy disputes.
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 00:00

Kohler manages Arizona Medicaid expansion

No one knows better than 2000 alum Beth Kohler how busy the world of Medicaid is.

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
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 11:08

2002 alum joins public sector advising firm

2002 alum Craig Wieber is now a project manager with Springsted Inc.
Thursday, 20 March 2014 19:00

Yackee uncovers rulemaking process

Susan Yackee is shining light into the back room of the White House where policymakers often make key decisions. The La Follette School political scientist is applying her expertise in administrative rulemaking to the president's Office of Management and Budget.

When the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wanted to know the potential effects of extending limits on firewood to private campgrounds, it turned to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 09:21

Students visit Legislative Fiscal Bureau

Seven La Follette School students visited the Legislative Fiscal Bureau on February 21 to learn about how the bureau operates.
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