Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
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Several issues and items to watch for as you go through
1) The complete and utter disregard for the taxpayers.
2) The condescending attitude of aldermen toward taxpayers, particularly Tim Solomon and especially Steve Taylor.
3) The lecturing done by the tax increasers.
4) Calling Alderman Kristen Wilhelm. Hello Alderman Wilhelm…
5) Alderman Ken Skowronski…..are you there? Any ideas at all, Ken?
6) Alderman Solomon pulls the oldest trick out of the book in liberal budget strategy against tax and spending cuts. I’ve been covering local politics since 1977 and I’ve seen this ploy played out countless times. The tax increasers scare taxpayers into thinking that if taxing and spending is to be held in check, devastating cuts would have to be made to valuable police and fire, and even garbage collection. These phonies realize they would never vote for such cuts because it would be political suicide. Their hope is that taxpayers will buy into their scare tactic and beg for increases. Alderman Steve Olson shot numerous holes in Tim Solomon’s misleading argument by proposing several amendments to cut hundreds of thousands of dollars, NONE that would have come from police, fire, or public works.
7) Alderman Steve Taylor, who is up for re-election next April, blasted taxpaying voters saying they don’t vote. To insult voters after record turnout in
8) The property tax levy increase of 2.6% is being called “responsible.”
OK. Are you paying attention folks? In a recession, responsible budgeting in
9) Kristen? Kristen? Are you there? Nope. No effort whatsoever to help the taxpayers. Lost cause. She’s too busy reaching for that rubber stamp.
10) Ken? Ken? Ken Skowronski? What about Alderman Doug Schmidt? Oh, the video of Schmidt is a beauty. As you watch, keep in mind he’s in charge of millions of dollars in city spending. Scary.
The line of the night comes from Alderman Steve Olson: There’s no will on the Franklin Common Council to budget responsibly. Incredibly sad. Incredibly true.