October 30

Candidate Forum with Ron Kind and Steve Toft

7-8 PM

Cleary Alumni & Friends Center, UWL Campus

Co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Department of Political Science/Public Administration; La Crosse Tribune; WKBT News 8; the La Crosse Area League of Women Voters; WXOW TV; WIZM/Midwest Family Radio; Wisconsin Public Radio/WLSU; and the UWL Student Association

November 13 Lunch & Learn

Funding Issues for Higher Education & UW-La Crosse

Bob Hetzel, UWL Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance

Bob Hetzel will provide a helpful primer on the fiscal realities of UW-La Crosse and the UW system. He will review the history of funding for the UW system and sources of funding for UWL's $225,000,000 budget.  He will also provide information about challenges confronting UWL, including tuition freezes, declining state funding support, student attendance costs, faculty/staff retention, and distinctions between the capital and operating budgets. 

December 11 

Lunch & Learn

Issues in State and Local Government: Which Entity Gets Control?

Representative Steve Doyle and La Crosse County Board Chair Tara Johnson

11:30 - 1:00 at Americinn-Moxies, 1835 Rose Street

Steve Doyle is in the Wi Assembly and also on the LaCrosse County Board. Tara Johnson is the current La Crosse County Board Chair person.  Both of them have had extensive experience in local governmental, and Rep. Doyle has served in government at both the state and local levels. Many issues that were once decided by local units of government have now been taken over by the state. What are the advantages and disadvantages of local versus state control? 

January 8 

Lunch & Learn

Wisconsin's Elections: What Lessons Were Learned in 2018?

Reid Magney, Public Information Officer for the Wisconsin Elections Commission

11:30 - 1:00 at Americinn-Moxies, 1835 Rose Street

Reid Magney discussed election security and threats from hacking, as well as post-election audits.  He also spent some time talking about early voting and the restrictions the legislature and Gov. Walker have imposed.

League of Women Voters 

of the La Crosse Area

P.O. Box 363

La Crosse, WI




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