Noon – 4 p.m. (Lunch provided with registration. Please register by Feb. 15.)

North Hearing Room, Wisconsin State Capitol

You’re invited!

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 introduce common-sense ideas and strategies designed to make Wisconsin a better place to live, work, raise a family and do business.

Join us as scholars, experts and distinguished guests offer policy ideas that will inform and inspire on topics ranging from transportation funding to criminal justice reform to the ideal tax structure for our state.

Register today:

Call 414-225-9940, email or click here.

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
1:00-1:50 p.m.

Cecelia Klingle, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School

Tom Lyons, State Director, Wisconsin Right on Crime

Orlando Owens, Southeast Regional Director, Sen. Ron Johnson/Joseph Project

Occupational Licensing: At What Cost?   
2:00-2:50 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   
3:00-3:50 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.”