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.
With all the acrimony earlier this year in Madison over Governor Walker’s state budget that was approved by legislative Republicans, all the ugly protests, the storming of the Capitol, the property damage, the threats of death and sexual assault, teachers abandoning their classrooms to picket and then seek fake doctor’s excuses, one would have thought Wisconsin schools were going to hell in a hand basket.
Facts are foreign and actually painful to liberals. It hurts when they don’t fit nicely in a four second sound bite or on a bumper sticker or rhyme nicely in a protest chant. That’s why they won’t accept, or at the least understand new numbers crunched by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB).
In a memo to the entire Wisconsin Legislature, the LFB compares state support of statewide K-12 education between school years 2009-10 and 2010-11.
Total state funding for school year 2009-10 in millions: $6,219.5
Total state funding for school year 2010-11 in millions: $6,234.2
Those no-good, evil Republicans.