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See, Democrats and Republicans can agree on something

Scott Robert Shaw



Sometimes it seems that Democrats and Republicans can’t agree on anything. But maybe that isn’t entirely true. So, perhaps we need to be reminded that those we elect to public office are actually working together. The big stuff remains elusive. Legislation promoting gun-control went nowhere in Wisconsin during the last legislative session. There was no action on closing the dark-store loophole, or releasing state funding to fight homelessness. But it turns out our republican-controlled Legislature and our Democratic Governor can agree on something. It is a little thing, but at least its progress. Governor Tony Evers signed more than 60 bills into law on Monday. One of them is a bill allowing kids to legally operate lemonade stands in the state. We’ve heard stories about some communities cracking down on innocent children who set up lemonade stands on their front lawn, hoping to make a few bucks. The bill Evers signed into law would allow children under 18 to be able to legally, and without getting a permit, operate lemonade stands. They would be limited to no more than $2000 in sales per year, or the equivalent of about 8000 cups of lemonade at 25 cents each. The bill stipulates that while kids can sell lemonade without fear of government reprisal, they can’t sell foods which could make people sick, like egg salad, or raw meat. So in this era of divisiveness, it is good to see that lawmakers from both parties can agree on something, even if it is something as simple as allowing kids to be kids.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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    roger thornhill

    November 28, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Would you like an egg salad samich or some raw meat with that lemonade sir?

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    December 4, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Lemonade stands…for God sack why is this legislation even needed. Commonsense appears to be lost. This should never of been an issue. Let’s get busy with the real issues…Roads, job creation, and high taxes.

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