As a new legislative session gets underway in Madison, state policy-makers and their constituents are looking for alternatives to acrimony and gridlock. The Badger Institute Policy Symposium will feature experts offering common-sense ideas and strategies on topics ranging from transportation funding to criminal justice reform to the ideal statewide tax structure.

When: Noon – 4 p.m. (Lunch provided with registration.
Please register by Feb. 15.)
Where: North Hearing Room, Wisconsin State Capitol

Wisconsin’s Ideal Pro-Growth Tax Structure   
Noon–12:50 p.m. Lunch will be served for those who register.
Katherine Loughead, Policy Analyst with the Center for State Tax Policy at the Tax Foundation
Joe Bishop-Henchman, Executive Vice President at
the Tax Foundation
Mike Nichols, President of the Badger Institute

Proven Successes in Criminal Justice Reform   
1 p.m.–1:50 p.m.
Cecelia Klingele, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School
Tom Lyons, State Director, Wisconsin Right on Crime
Orlando Owens, Southeast Regional Director,
Office of U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson/Joseph Project

Occupational Licensing: At What Cost?   
2 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Dr. Morris Kleiner, Professor and AFL-CIO Chair in
Labor Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at
the University of Minnesota and co-author of “At What Cost? State and National Estimates of the Economic Costs of Occupational Licensing.

Transportation Needs and Funding
3 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
Dale Knapp, Director, Forward Analytics
Robert W. Poole Jr., Director of Transportation Policy at the Reason Foundation and author of “Rethinking America’s Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure.”

The event is free, but RSVP for lunch
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