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Capitol Notes: Thompson Faces Big Challenges As Interim UW System President

Maayan Silver
Marti Mikkelson and JR Ross discuss the week in politics in Capitol Notes.

Former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson is back in the public eye. The Board of Regents announced late last week that Thompson will be the interim UW System president while the search continues for a permanent replacement for Ray Cross, who is retiring. Thompson will assume the job on July 1, after the lone finalist for the position took himself out of the running.

In this week’s Capitol Notes conversation, WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asks JR Ross of what he thinks an interim Thompson presidency will look like.  He says it won't be easy.

Marti was a reporter with WUWM from 1999 to 2021.