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 […]
Framing John Boehner’s Resignation
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 […]
50 Years of the War on Poverty
After 50 years of the War on Poverty, both the government programs it created and poverty are still around. Who’s winning?
Affordable Care Act in the Midwest
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 […]
Federal Shutdown Threatens Basic Science Research
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.