Appleton Post-Crescent: Wisconsin military veterans are excited about a special new driver’s license, but the state’s rollout of the honorary license program is drawing complaints of glitches and miscues.Well, everyone knows that when a law involves a problematic website, that means the entire law is bad and must be repealed. There really is no other solution. So if veterans miss out on some good deals they would’ve otherwise gotten, that’s a real shame. But what are you going to do?
State officials announced earlier this month that veterans could soon obtain a driver’s license marked “Veteran” to help them earn discounts and other perks in their daily lives.
To qualify, veterans only must obtain written certification of their military status from the state Department of Veterans Affairs.
But some veterans seeking certification have been confused by the state’s website, and others have been unable to get help through an overloaded toll-free telephone line.
As a result, veterans in Brown County and elsewhere in the state have sought assistance from their county veterans service officers, who say they were enlisted to clean up the state’s mess without adequate warning.
“We’re not happy campers,” said Brown County veterans service officer Jerry Polus. “It’s really driving us crazy.”
I’m sure we can expect Wisconsin Republicans, led by the Governor, to begin work on repealing this “trainwreck” of a law immediately.