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 young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Don’t fall for the spin, Franklin taxpayers, you've been screwed again with an obscene, whopping, far above the cost of living tax levy increase of 4.5 %.
The out of control tax and spenders will blame it on you, saying you approved more than one referenda.
Did they even attempt to find ways to cut, to save, to keep the levy reasonable? NO WAY!
The entire administration needs to go, and that includes ALL, yes, I said ALL of our lackluster, backbone-free school board members. I'm completely tired of supporting them and giving the benefit of the doubt only to be royally disappointed when they cower and back off to the administraton's raping of the folks who pay the bills. If you don’t want the jobs and are incapable of or afraid of finding a way to provide a quality education without ripping off the taxpayers, then please, board members Evans, Nielsen, Witkowski, et al, step down and let someone else take on the responsibility.
UPDATE: But Kevin, aren't you over-reacting? After all, the school board still has to vote on the levy increase.
True. But please. We've seen this happen time after time after time after time. A very, very small group of citizens attends a meeting in the dog days of summer. They have the misnomer of "electors." Electors? Nobody elected them to anything. Like sheep they approve the force-fed tax increase. Then in the fall, the school board rubber stamps and in December taxpayers have no clue as to what hit them. That's frustrating to someone who's actually paying attention.
Prediction: When the board considers this tax increase, Janet Evans will probably vote no. The others will just go along. No board member between now and then will make any aggressive push to lower the proposed increase.