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Behind the Headlines: Funding Transportation

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11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Lake Express High-Speed Ferry Terminal
2330 S. Lincoln Memorial Dr. Milwaukee WI, 53207

The question of how to fund transportation in Wisconsin has become a hot button issue. Should state lawmakers raise the gas tax? What about vehicle registration? Are toll roads a possibility? What role should public transit play?

What:  Lawmakers and people who have studied the issue of road funding and public transit will face a panel of journalists to answer questions and share thoughts about problems currently being faced and the future.

When:  Wednesday, January 11, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where:  Lake Express Ferry Terminal, 2330 S Lincoln Memorial Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53207

The perspectives on the topic panel will be represented by the following invited guests (listed alphabetically):

  • Steve Baas, Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the MMAC
  • Todd Berry, President of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance
  • Bill Johnsen, formerly of the Urban Economic Development Association
  • John Nygren, State Representative and co-chair of the Joint Finance Committee
  • Ken Yunker, Executive Director of SEWRPC

The speakers will answer questions from the media panel.  Audience questions will follow.

Presenting Sponsor:
Transportation Development Association

Supporting Sponsors:
Brico Fund

Hosted by: Lake Express

Cost and Registration:
The cost to attend is $20 for MPC members, $25 for non-members.  Lunch is included. Seating will be limited.  Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done by booking below.  Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI  53153-0176.

Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club with any questions at or call 262-894-2224.

Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:

  • Transportation Development Association

Supporting Sponsor:

  • Brico Fund

Hosted By:

  • Lake Express Ferry Terminal


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