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.
Summer is not officially over, but let’s face it, it’s over.
I have already worked at two varsity boy’s high school soccer games and I’ll be working at two varsity high school football games before the week is done, even though Labor Day is weeks and weeks away.
How about that
At the end of the football season last year, out came the shovels to break ground for a new football field with artificial turf that would be completed in time for kickoff for the 2012 season.
Photo Greenfield Patch
Total cost: $6.5 million.
How did they pay for it?
A boost in property taxes now, but decreases later? Are you kidding me?
Here’s the back story.
Again, the tab is $6.5 million.
Pulverized rubber grains are swept into the strands of the new Whitnall High School stadium artifical turf on Aug. 14 as the new $6.5 million athletic complex nears completion. Photo: C.T. Kruger
The new entry gate to the Whitnall High School stadium as the new $6.5 million athletic complex nears completion. Photo: C.T. Kruger
Imagine if this was
The three, count ‘em, three referendum questions on the November ballot in
Picture a Franklin School Board meeting where shyster Franklin School District Business Manager "Jesse" James Milzer is explaining to school board members the cost of a new football field. Remember, Milzer told school board members years ago they were voting on a 5%-plus property tax levy increase when it was really 12%-plus.
Milzer, whose delivery could immediately knock out thousands of assembled insomniacs would almost assuredly come up with a figure for a new football field much more costly than what Whitnall paid and announce his inflated findings to a school board of lemmings with nodding heads in approval. Using the Jim Milzer math he scammed school board members in the past, the same $6.5 million football field Whitnall built would cost Franklin taxpayers closer to $15.6 million.
Makes you wonder about those price figures given for not one but three