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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.

UPDATE: Dangerous light bulbs just got more dangerous

Last month, I wrote about the upcoming ban on incandescent light bulbs and the dangers of the replacement bulbs, CFLs or compact fluorescent light bulbs.

The next day, Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) introduced the BULB (Better Use of Light Bulbs) Act that would repeal the incandescent light bulb ban. There are 27 sponsors of the legislation including Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI).

Award-winning lighting designer and consultant, Howard Brandston who worked on relighting the Statue of Liberty testified before a Senate committee today that American consumers should have the freedom to decide which light bulb they wish to purchase. Watch Video Clip

Senator Enzi also testified:

“Some argue that this mandate is essential to foster innovation. They tell us that we are on the verge of new lighting technology that will revolutionize light bulbs, saving consumer money and saving energy.  I hope this is the case.  However, if the new light bulbs that are on the horizon are significantly better than the bulbs that exist now, the American people will buy them.  If a product of equal quality is available for a comparable cost, the American people will buy them on their own.  It isn’t our job to force them from one product to another.”

And in a related story…

UPDATE: More from Thursday's testimony....Rand Paul takes a loopy enviro to the cleaners.


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