A center on public leadership will be created at U-W Madison, named in honor of former Governor Tommy Thompson. Current Governor Scott Walker, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, and Senate G-O-P leader Scott Fitzgerald announced the center on Tuesday — the same day a Capitol symposium was held to mark the 30th anniversary of the start of Thompson’s 14 years as governor, a state longevity record for that post. Vos says the center will have the best academic and government personnel work together to find long term solutions to state issues. While it’s being billed as a bipartisan project, Vos says he hopes it can offset what he called the “liberal thinking” on campuses. The G-O-P leaders said they would try to get one-point-five-million tax dollars each year for the center — and one third of that would pay for campus speakers.