Public Issues Series: Impact of Big Money on Wisconsin Politics

Jay Heck, executive director of Common Cause in Wisconsin, will speak on the “Impact of Big Money on Wisconsin Politics” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, at the UW Center for Civic Engagement, 625 Stewart Ave, Wausau.

“Wisconsin was once the national model for honest, clean, low-spending elections where good ideas mattered more than high campaign spending,” Heck noted. In his talk, he will describe how special interest money today inundates Wisconsin politics and public policy, how we got to this point and if the state can return to a better place.

Before the talk, a reception with Heck will be held at 5 p.m. at the Center for Civic Engagement. There will be a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Cost for the reception is $30 per person (with $20 being a tax deductible donation to WIPPS.)

The 6:30 p.m. program is free to the public.

RSVPs, while not required, are greatly appreciated for this event. Click here to RSVP for either event.