Voter ID Complaints Still Out There
One complaint about the new Voter ID rules is that not everyone will have access to a DMV to get a free ID if they need one. One Wisconsin Now's Scott Ross says he has a solutution.
Ross has been disturbed for months now about news that a Wisconsin DMV official had discouraged state workers from volunteering information about free IDs available at their locations. He says it's bad enough that some folks can't get to DMV's let alone not have information about getting free ones.
Health Care Cuts Not Sitting Well With Shilling
One in five Wisconsinites is enrolled in a medicare or medicaid program. And if the state Department of Health cut's $554 million from those programs...one state senator says people will suffer.
Jennifer Shilling held a public hearing on the matter last week. And those in attendance all told her they don't want to see cuts in a program they have relied on for years.
Texting Citations On Anniversary
Lawmakers and the State Patrol are marking the first anniversary of the ban on texting while driving by reminding motorists of the deadly consequences of distracted driving. Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent Stephen Fitzgerald says if you text and drive, your hands are not on the steering wheel, your eyes are not on the road, and your mental focus is not on traffic and road conditions.
Guns and Smokes Better Read The Signs
You'll soon notice that signs being placed on UW-L campus buildings will let you know that you cannot bring concealed weapons into those buildings. But you may want to pay attenttion to what else those signs say.
UW-L Chancellor, Jow Gow, says campus committees decided to allow smoking on campus....and not push smokers into neighborhoods around UW-L.
Carry Law In Effect At WTC
If your caught bringing a concealed weapon into a Western Techincal College building after tomorrow, which would be breaking state law.......the size of punishment would be higher now. A sticky situation for WTC officials.
President Lee Raasch says if doesn't feel the new law will bring any problems to the campus. Signs barring concealed weapons went up on campus buildings last week.