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.
BUH BEEP BEEP!
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has the news:
“In the tightest limits yet seen in
On a 12-4 party-line vote, the Joint Finance Committee largely stuck with Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal and approved freezing property taxes for counties and municipalities for two years with growth in the levy limited to the value of new construction. In the following years, taxes would be limited to either 1.5% a year or the value of new construction, whichever is higher.”
The news shook across
At tax and spend happy City Hall and Franklin Public School System HQ, the reaction was the same:
Frozen property taxes?
For two years?
1.5% the following years?
Audible gasps were heard across the 53132 zip code.
Sources tell me some
Can you imagine?
You can almost sense the anguish, the pain, the sorrow, the wailing and gnashing of teeth being felt by
CAN’T RAISE TAXES?
NOW WHAT THE HELL DO WE DO?
Think about the how phony conservative, alderman Steve Taylor is feeling right about now. He plastered BUSH stickers on his folders. He told everybody and his uncle how he worked for Scott Walker’s campaign just to fool people.
Hmmm…Scott Walker always submitted and supported budgets with zero property tax increases? Steve Taylor? Not so much.
Aldermen Kristen Wilhelm and Tim (dress like a hobo) Solomon are on record saying budgets simply can’t be done without tax increases. They must be in the fetal position.
Alderman Doug Schmidt feels like a dozen bowling balls just hit him in the head.
Alderman Ken Skowronski: Uhh, Mayor Taylor, is this good or bad?
School Superintendent Steve Patz: I’m sorry. I was working on my resume. What happened?
School Board President: Debbie Larson: It’s those damn bloggers!
School Board Vice President Jeff Traylor: Oh my God! Now I really do have to figure out what fiscal responsibility means. Mama!
School Board member Judith Bialk: Ummmm, excuse me. Oh yeh. It’s for the children.
Thank you, legislative Republicans for interceding and doing what so many local officials refused to do, including one right here in Franklin who used his supposed support for you as a phony campaign issue to get re-elected.
You ACTED to provide real honest to goodness property tax relief. Unfortunately, 11 of the 14 elected aldermen and school board members and the mayor in