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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.

New year, new laws


With the start of a new year comes an onslaught of brand new laws in states all across the country. Here are a couple of good ones.

Several months ago, I blogged about what a great idea this was, and beginning today in neighboring Illinois, the Cindy Bischof law goes into effect. Blago got this one right.

Here’s another new law worthy of merit. Taggers in California will now be required to clean up their criminal mess. Graffiti is not art, it’s destruction.

But not every law is a good one. Take for example this gem in Arizona. Some lawmaker really got too creative when this got concocted. It’s now a no-no if motorists don’t make sure their license plate holder allows the name, “Arizona” on the plate to be seen. If the view is obstructed, it could mean a hefty fine.

Excuse me, but Arizona seriously wants their law enforcers to be out searching high and low for this grave injustice? Don't they, as is so often said, have more important things to do?

Here’s a rundown of many of the news laws that go on the books today from Stateline.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Here's to a healthy and peaceful 2009.


And in case you missed them during the blizzard of HEROES blogs yesterday, here are:

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2008 Year-end edition of Week-ends

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Goodbye 2008


Thank you very much for patronizing my blog. Jennifer and I appreciate your support and kindness. We hope you have a blessed, prosperous and healthy New Year! We close the year in the traditional way, with Andre Rieu.

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