ON-Lion Letter
In September in Milwaukee, the Refocus Wisconsin project held a luncheon event to release its full report and short films.  The bold project seeks to provide a blueprint for a new Wisconsin.  With the help of nationally respected writers and academics, it examines Wisconsin's recent past and provides prescriptions for restoring the state's reputation for excellence.
 
The Milwaukee event was the first of three similar events around the state.  Local historian John Gurda, University of Wisconsin political scientist and nationally respected pollster Kenneth M. GoldsteinNew York City deputy mayor Stephen Goldsmith, and American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research education expert Frederick M. Hess all spoke about the papers they prepared for the project's report.  Former CNN anchor Aaron Brown was the master of ceremonies.
 
Three short films were also screened publicly for the first time -- The Government and the Governed, Wisconsin-itis, and MPS:  Losing Our Best.

All of the papers and films are available online.

The Refocus Wisconsin project is sponsored by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute and substantially supported by Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.
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