WISN’s UpFront on Campus Speech Legislation

State Representatives Dave Murphy (R-Greenville) and Greta Neubauer (D-Racine) recently appeared on WISN’s UpFront to discuss UW System campus speech rules and proposed legislation.

Murphy, chair of the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities, told WISN’s Adrienne Pedersen that “conservative students are telling me that they feel that their ideas and their thoughts are being oppressed. They feel like they are really a minority on campus, and they feel like they need some protections like other minorities might have.”

Neubauer pointed out that “chancellors right now have the ability to determine appropriate action if they feel someone’s free speech has been violated. We do not need to mandate that, and we do not need the Legislature pushing that idea. We should allow chancellors to maintain their discretion.”