Over the last three years, the State of Wisconsin has witnessed a transformation. Through tough, but prudent, structural policy reforms, the State has balanced its budget without raising taxes, reduced government debt, increased job opportunities, begun a revitalization of its educational systems, and provided tax relief to its citizens. Policymakers at all levels can learn much from the Wisconsin example. Join us as Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch reflects upon these policy reform efforts and the positive effects they have had, and are continuing to have, in laying a solid foundation for Wisconsin’s future.
Rebecca Kleefisch serves as Wisconsin’s 44th Lieutenant Governor. A former small business owner and news reporter, she is widely credited for coining the phrase, “Wisconsin is Open for Business,” and began playing a key role in business recruitment and retention for Wisconsin immediately upon taking office. As Wisconsin’s “Jobs Ambassador,” Kleefisch spearheads the Governor’s Small Business Summits, chaired the Governor’s Sub Cabinet on Workforce Investment, and chairs the Task Force on Minority Unemployment. Additionally, she serves on the Manufacturing and STEM Committees of the Aerospace States Association. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she and her husband, State Representative Joel Kleefisch, are the parents of two daughters, Ella and Violet.
More About the Speakers
The Honorable Rebecca Kleefisch
Lieutenant Governor, State of Wisconsin
Becky Norton Dunlop
Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow