Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
The above quote is from, believe it or not ,Kevin Kennedy, Wisconsin’s chief election official. Here’s another.
“If they don’t have one, they can get a free ID for voting at the DMV, even if they don’t have some documents like a birth certificate.”
Uhh, excuse me. So what’s the problem?
The Government Accountabilty Board (GAB) goes on in its latest news release arguing that it needs $460,800 in funds for a statewide TV, radio and online campaign to educate voters about the photo ID law that will be in effect for the November 4 General Election and wants the Legislature to release that funding.
I believe in a public education campaign, and it should come and is already starting from newspapers and here in Milwaukee, talk radio. I’m positive all the various campaigns will remind their supporters to bring an ID to the polls. No need to spend nearly half a million dollars of taxpayer money on something that should be painfully obvious.
Look, for a long time, and longtime readers will know, I’ve been advocating that the ideal voting scenario on Election Day would be fewer clueless (and no, I’m not talking disenfranchisement here) low information voters.
Previously on This Just In, we explored waste at school lunches. The Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project asked school nutrition professionals about the plate waste they observe and the solutions they have put in place to address this issue. Here’s what one school official had to say.
Q: What is the biggest reason that students in your district throw away food?
A: The biggest reason that students throw away food in our school is that they spend a lot of time talking and walking around looking for their friends to sit with. Also, I think that the lunch period should be extended. Ours is only 20 minutes, and it should be lengthened to 30.
— Melanie Lagasse, school cook, New Sweden Consolidated School (Maine)
The update, right here from Franklin, WI.
Very good idea.
One of the most popular celebrity chefs is Emeril Lagasse who likes to BAM! take his recipes up a notch.
He owns and operates a gazillion restaurants.
Has his own cookware.
Has been on TV and has a new TV series beginning this Friday.
Hard to imagine he could possibly be penniless. But he says, oh yeh. And guess where he places blame for any economic troubles businesspeople face today?