Current Press Releases
November 28, 2018 : WisPolitics.com
Thompson Center Director Ryan Owens has written an article identifying how Wisconsin’s political leaders can deliver substantial results for the state on three key issues: criminal justice, transportation, and energy reforms.
Wisconsin’s Leaders Should Work Together on Three Issues
August 23rd, 2018 : Isthmus Paper
Former Governor Tommy G. Thompson has given an in-depth interview with the Isthmus paper titled “The man from Elroy : New book reveals what makes Tommy Thompson tick?” In the article the governor discussed his personal history and his reflections on his time in office. Also featured is the governor’s daughter, the well accoladed Kelli Thompson, and her own experiences growing up being taught by the governor.
August 14th, 2018 : USA Today
USA Today has published an article written by four state governors on the need for bi-partisan criminal justice reform to improve lives and the workforce:
The authoring governors are Matt Bevin-Kentucky, John Bel Edwards-Louisiana, Mary Fallin-Oklahoma, and Ralph Northham-Virginia
May 18th, 2018 – The White House
The White House has taken up the bipartisan issue of criminal justice reform:
April 20th, 2018 – Journal Sentinel
Governor Thompson discusses Wisconsin’s labor shortage and how prison reform can help:
November 22nd, 2018 – Journal Sentinel
An article by Thompson Center Director Ryan Owens published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, published immediately following the inaugural Thompson Center leadership conference: Leadership Across the Branches.
Interviews and Clips of Note
December 12, 2018 : Wisconsin Eye
Wisconsin Eye recorded the Tommy Thompson Center “Effective Public Leadership” conference. Below is a short clip from two of the conferences panelists on effective legislating and bipartisanship in divided government. The conference in its entirety can be viewed here.
October 13th, 2018 : Wisconsin Eye
Former Governor Tommy Thompson held an interview with the Wisconsin Eye. In it he discussed his idea for a pilot program to reduce the number of incarcerated individuals in Wisconsin while simultaneously addressing skilled labor shortages.
October 9th, 2018 : Wisconsin Eye
Former Governor Thompson held an interview with the Wisconsin Eye discussing the Wisconsin highway system and the transportation accomplishments achieved while he was in office.