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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
News Bureau   Schofield Hall 201  Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
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Kettl Commission Town Hall
Meeting To Be Aired Locally
MAILED: Aug. 31, 2000

          EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Chippewa Valley Technical College and Public Access Community Television are cooperating to air the town hall meeting of the Governor's Blue-Ribbon Commission on State-Local Partnerships for the 21st Century at 6 p.m., Sept. 7.
          Local viewers can watch the Kettl Commission meeting on PACT cable channel 11 or in the UW-Eau Claire Distance Education Classroom in the Old Library, Room 1132. If citizens have comments or questions they would like to present to commissioners, they can do so by using a toll-free number available during the meeting.
          The town hall meeting culminates an all-day session of the Kettl Commission on Sept. 7 in Madison. The commission's Web site, at, offers extensive information about commission activities and ongoing opportunities for citizens to send in their feedback.
          Gov. Thompson created the Blue-Ribbon Commission on State-Local Partnerships for the 21st Century, saying, "The commission needs to challenge the status quo and recommend more efficient government to better serve the people. For example, we need to better determine what unit of government is responsible for providing what services and who is responsible for paying for those services." The commission, chaired by UW-Madison Professor Don Kettl, is holding meetings throughout Wisconsin before it issues its final report to the governor.

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Updated: Aug. 31, 2000