October 2019

Honoring First Responders

October 12, 2019 - 10:04

It was simply incredible to have the "First Responders of the Year" from nearly every Assembly District in our chambers on Thursday. The first-of-its-kind recognition ceremony proved to be a remarkable display of some of the most courageous and dedicated individuals in our state. The Assembly honored 99 award recipients who truly represent all first responders in Wisconsin.

Divorced Today; Remarried Tomorrow

October 12, 2019 - 09:57

For forty or more years the State of Wisconsin has had a “no-fault” divorce system which for all practical purposes became a “no-contest” system as well. This involved changing from the traditional divorce system involving fault and contest. Currently, Wisconsin law requires a six month waiting period for divorced parties before they can marry again. Now there are two bills being worked on in the State Capitol that would remove any waiting period whatsoever!

Being “Against” after being “For”; or being “For” after being “Against”

October 02, 2019 - 15:26

Remember a dozen or more years ago when a Democrat candidate for President flip-flopped on a crucial issue of the day and was accused of “being against right before he was for it”. Or, maybe it was he was “for it right before he was against it”. There have been some recent happenings that bring that situation back to mind.

Now is the Time for a Convention of States

October 02, 2019 - 06:32

You are going to hear about the effort to organize a convention of states according to Article V of the U.S. Constitution with increasing intensity over the next several months. For your convenience, and to help shed light on the myths versus facts about this effort, I am embedding the audio from a radio conversation that I participated in with Professor Joe Heim and the host, Mike Hayes, on WIZM radio.