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.
I never miss John Torinus’ Sunday column in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s business section. Today’s piece was exceptional, one that should be read and heeded by every
Torinus quotes Jerry Ryder, president of InSinkErator from a WisconsinEye interview:
"If the business climate does not improve, I will not expand this facility.”
The author makes this critical observation:
“Most CEOs are reluctant to speak out about their disgust with government policy, but several have let it be known in business circles that they have no intention of expanding their operations in this state.”
Many business leaders have spoken out. The problem is, no one in power in
Torinus also writes:
“Several CEOs are downright sulfurous in their private assessments about doing business in
Call them crybabies if you like. But these are the guys making the decisions about where jobs are retained, reduced or added.
And, not so incidentally, they are human beings. They want to be liked and appreciated. They look for signals, and if they don't like what they see and hear, they go elsewhere.”
Among the states,