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Evers in town, as UW System Regents meet at UW-La Crosse

Drew Kelly

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Gov.-elect Tony Evers was in La Crosse Thursday.

Evers attended the UW System Board of Regents meeting at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Student Union building that opened last year.

It was the first regents meeting on campus in the last five years.

Evers advocated for more funding of the college system, especially if the regents continue tuition freezes.

The regents also passed through a request by the system that would give employees a 3 percent raise for the next two years.

A potential raise for UW-L Chancellor Joe Gow is on the agenda for today’s meeting.

System President Ray Cross recently reprimanded Gow for his choice to bring former porn star Nina Hartley to speak during free-speech week.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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