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Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

D.I.T.W. good and bad

Legislation, WISCONSIN

Dead In The Water: The State Legislature is finished for this term so those hot button bills, that never made it to the floor for a vote, are considered dead right now. I caught a snippet of Mark Belling's show yesterday and he mentioned a few of them that died in the legislature this session.

I am very sorry that Voter ID did not pass the Senate this session, because I think we are now back to square one. We do not get to vote on that amendment to change our state constitution language for requiring a photo ID to vote. I have a feeling this November we will be very sorry that bill died in the Senate.

But the good news is, the ethanol mandate bill also died! We escaped that one just in time. Also dead is the Governor's hospital bed tax.

Like most bad ideas, these two could be resuscitated in a wink of an eye if Gov. Doyle would like to get out the paddles and jolt the ethanol mandate or hospital bed tax back to life in special session. Maybe he will breathe life into the smoking ban too?

We must remain ever vigilant! 

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