Posted at 2 p.m. on July 25, 2019
The Brillion News
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – The Board of Directors of The Heartland Institute, a 35-year-old national free-market think tank, unanimously elected Frank Lasee as the third president in the organization’s history.
Lasee, a De Pere native, is a former Wisconsin state legislator serving in the state Senate from 2011 to 2017 and the state Assembly from 1994 to 2008.
He resigned from the state senate in 2017 and joined the Walker Administration as administrator for the Department of Workforce Development’s Workers Compensation Division.
After leaving the state senate, Lasee moved to the Racine area to make a home there with his second wife.
Lasee, 57, was known for his conservative views, and was a Wisconsin proponent of the Taxpayers Bill of Rights and the 2006 Taxpayer Protection Act, which would have limited taxing authority under a formula tied to specific economic indicators.
One of the core missions of the Heartland Institute is to communicate sound, free-market policy to state legislators in every state.
This is a breaking story. A complete report will appear in the August 1 print edition of The Brilluion News.