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Let freedom ring. Jackson county D-A Gerald Fox says it's past time. At least in his county. Citing this week's supreme court ruling affirming the right of individuals to arm themselves under the Constitution's second amendment, Fox says he's identified a number of state statute's regulating guns that he can no longer prosecute for. The state's statute regulating loaded guns in cars. The one about carrying a gun in a bar. Or in public buildings. Or the big whopper; the law that prohibits people in Wisconsin from carrying concealed weapons. All of those, says Fox, are now simply unconstituional.
Republican State Senator Dan Kapanke says he's finished paying the thousands in legal bills incurred by lawyers for the Democratic Party which took him to task for not being able to locate e-mails fast enough. The Democratic Party had submitted an open records request related to economic forums Kapanke had held. Democrats claimed the forums were campaign events using Kapanke's office budget. Turns out they weren't. But, because one of Kapanke's staffers was slow to come up with some e-mails and she had used a personal e-mail account, a fine of $100 was levied by the state. Meanwhile, the court battle waged by democrats racked up $38,000 in legal bills. It would have been paid by the state, but Kapanke volunteered to pay bills himself.
Another Independence Day rally for local Tea Partiers. La Crosse Tea Party organizer Jake Speed has an event planned for Sunday in Copeland park. Over eight hundred showed for last year's event, he says. This year? Hard to say, says Speed. The numbers tend to ebb and flow. Depends on what sorts of things pop up in the news. A self-taught constitutional scholar will be among the attractions at Sunday's Tea Party rally as well as the discussion about how much the nation's debt costs each American. The rally starts at 2 pm at Copeland.
The water guard's out in abundance this week-end. The Wisconsin DNR is planning on having extra eyes at boat landings. They're looking for boats with hitch hiking plants. Plants that could help the spread of the deadly fish virus: VHS. Greg Stacy, head of the DNR's water guard, says just a little bleach in water sprayed on a boat's hull can kill any bits of VHS virus that might spread to other bodies of water in the state.