President Biden’s first budget proposal includes an enormous investment in education, including more than doubling the federal Title I program, which directs funding to high-poverty schools, from 16 billion dollars to 36 billion dollars. The Biden Administration would also add money targeted to supporting nurses, counselors and mental health professionals in schools, child care, Head […]
Although the resignation of Speaker John Boehner of Ohio might have come across to some observers as abrupt, the departure of the House Republican leader was precipitated by a long career in government marked by political battles, the most recent of which manifested itself in publicly visible tension with some of the more conservative members […]
After 50 years of the War on Poverty, both the government programs it created and poverty are still around. Who’s winning?
Kathleen Falk served as Dane County Executive from her first election in 1997 until 2011. In September of this year, she took a post as the Region 5 Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, serving the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Part of her job responsibilities include […]
With Congress and the White House at loggerheads over the fate of funding for the Affordable Care Act, many federal employees remain idle and all sorts of government funding has stopped flowing. And that includes money for basic science research. Laura Kiessling of UW Madison explains why that matters.