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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.

Texas two-step

The Lone Star State gets two gold stars for taking bold steps on behalf of citizens.

1) Several weeks ago, some law makers in Texas proposed legislation that would make it a criminal act to intrusively pat down air travelers. The action was a direct attack against TSA workers who legally assaulted babies and elderly in wheelchairs in the interest of anti-terrorism.


TSA officer pats down a traveler as he works his way through security at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Bloomington, Minn., Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig

The feds responded that they’d shut down airports in Texas. Soon after, the air went out of the aggressive legislation.

Suddenly, the idea has been resurrected with one legislator asking Gov. Rick Perry to defend the "privacy, dignity and constitutional rights of our citizens.”

Game on. Governor Perry has ordered that anti-pat down legislation be part of a special legislative session.

2) Texas might be the only state to avoid next year’s ban on incandescent lightbulbs.

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