New UW-Madison public policy center to be named after Thompson

Photo by Michelle Stocker, The Capital Times
Photo by Michelle Stocker, The Capital Times

Wisconsin Republicans Tuesday announced plans for a center at UW-Madison named after former Gov. Tommy Thompson, whose tenure was highlighted at an all-day symposium at the Capitol. They said the center would foster research into public policy and bring speakers to System campuses from diverse viewpoints.
Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, has been pushing for more conservative voices on campus and has introduced legislation that would punish those who interrupt speakers at campus events.
But he told reporters after the announcement the center would not be a conservative think tank, but a biparti...

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