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Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:48 am

Kennedy to explain new voter I.D. rules
Kevin Kennedy, director and general counsel of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB), will be the featured guest at the Milwaukee Press Club’s next Newsmaker Luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 11:45 to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub in downtown Milwaukee at 137 E. Wells St.
Kennedy will discuss the role of the GAB and the status of the recall drives being attempted against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four state senators.
He also will provide insights for the community about how Milwaukee’s inner city residents and senior citizens who do not have drivers licenses, as well as college students, can obtain adequate identification to meet the standards of the state’s new Voter I.D. law.
In addition, Kennedy will provide updates about the state’s redistricting and a lawsuit recently filed by Republicans to move up the redistricting boundaries they had approved for 2013 to instead take effect in the 2012 recall elections.
Prior to the formation of the GAB – a merger of the Wisconsin State Elections Board and State Ethics Board – Kennedy was executive director of the Elections Board, serving as the chief election officer for the State of Wisconsin since August 1983. Before becoming executive director, he served as legal counsel to that board.
Kennedy previously served as an assistant district attorney in Washington County.
A media panel featuring local professional journalists will interview Kennedy. Questions from members of the audience also will be accepted near the conclusion of the luncheon.
The Milwaukee Press Club presents the Newsmaker Luncheons to shed light on issues of the day. The public is invited to attend the luncheons. The cost to attend is $15 for MPC members, $20 for non-members, $10 for students. Lunch is included. Seating will be limited.  Pre-registration and advance payment is required and may be done online at www.milwaukeepressclub.org.

Malicious email claims it is from the BBB
The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau is issuing an urgent scam alert cautioning businesses and consumers about an email that purports to be from a bbb.org email address about a recently filed complaint.
The email contains a dangerous attachment regarding a complaint and appears to direct recipients to the BBB website. This is a scam. The BBB does not send complaints as attachments via email.
This is the second time in three weeks that the BBB’s name has been used in a massive phishing attack.
The email appears to come from a fake BBB employee claiming that the recipient needs to review this matter and advise the BBB of their position. From there, the email appears to direct the recipient to the BBB website, but actually directs them to an outside link. This email is fraudulent and does not originate from BBB. The email attachment and link are malicious and we are strongly advising to not open or click them.
BBB lawyers are working with the FBI and Secret Service to investigate the phishing attack.
For more information or further inquiries, visit www.wisconsin.bbb.org.

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