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4th Floor Files talks with Steve Wise about shoes, spaghetti and Ronald Reagan

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Stephen R. Wise served 25 years as a lawmaker; first elected to the state House of Representatives in 1989 and term-limited out of the Senate in 2014. Wise was a skillful lawmaker in the area of education. As chair of both education appropriation and policy committees he would hold up bills until he believed they were ready for debate. He often spiced his floor speeches with stories of his time as a classroom teacher in the mid-1960s. “I thought I was…

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