Poll: 1st District voters support Land and Water Conservation Fund

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National Wildlife Federation officials are urging House Speaker Paul Ryan to reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund after a poll in the 1st District showed overwhelming support for it. Seventy-one percent of poll respondents said they want to renew the program, which expired in September after Congress failed to reauthorize it. > Janesville Gazette

Get to know Bryan Steil, the new face of Wisconsin’s 1st District

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is passing the torch to Republican Bryan Steil, a 37-year old Janesville native. Once a staffer for House Speaker Paul Ryan, Steil says he will focus on what he calls pocketbook issues. > CBS 58 Milwaukee

Some seats have opened up on the UW System Board of Regents. Who will fill them?

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Gov.-elect Tony Evers said last spring he “can’t wait” to replace his colleagues on the board overseeing the state’s university system. His razor-thin win means it will soon become a reality, but it will take years before a new Evers-appointed majority emerges on the UW System’s Board of Regents. > Wisconsin State Journal

Post-election, Randy Bryce standing tall

Randy Bryce inspired people across the country with his spirited blue collar campaign for Paul Ryan’s seat. Although the effort fell short, the Democrat and 54-year-old Racine County ironworker reassured supporters who packed his election night party that he — and they — weren’t going to go away. > Isthmus

Paul Ryan protege Bryan Steil wins mentor’s seat over Randy Bryce

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Republican attorney Bryan Steil has won outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin congressional seat, defeating democratic candidate Randy Bryce. Steil is a corporate attorney in Milton and also serves on the UW Board of Regents. > NBC 15 Madison

Bryan Steil’s Wisconsin-style solution: Education for the jobs of the future

Running to replace Paul Ryan, Republican Bryan Steil writes in the Cap Times: “Wisconsin families need access to affordable, effective education that prepares students for the jobs of the future. In Congress, I’ll bring Wisconsin-style solutions to make education accessible for workers so they can earn the degrees and learn the skills they need to be successful.”