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February 13, 2019
MILWAUKEE — Newly inaugurated Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers will be the next guest for “On the Issues” with Mike Gousha, Tuesday, Feb. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. (Please note the start time is earlier than typical “On the Issues” events.)
After just six weeks in office, the state’s 46th governor will sit down with Gousha to discuss the state budget he will present later this month, along with the new course he hopes to chart through its initiatives. Evers has said he plans to raise the state’s minimum wage, cut taxes for the middle class, address the state’s transportation needs, and take steps toward criminal justice reform.
The Democratic governor has pledged to continue the tuition freeze for in-state students enrolled in the University of Wisconsin System, and provide funding to offset those costs for the next two years. Additionally, the budget may include a proposal to advance Evers’ campaign promise of cutting the state’s prison population in half.
Gousha, an award-winning journalist, continues his “On the Issues” series of provocative and insightful interviews with local and national public officials, journalists and other newsmakers throughout the year. A complete schedule is available online.
Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha’s “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region’s leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.
The event is open to members of the general public at no cost; registration is required and is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Lynn Sheka, senior director of university communication, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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