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.
Here are some excerpts from Jim Doyle’s State of the State address last January, his last as
“And we’ve brought a Spanish train manufacturer here to build high speed trains. With the Obama Administration’s support,
A total disaster.
“Let’s also pass legislation to create a Regional Transit Authority in southeast
Another horrendous idea from one of the worst governors in
“Four years ago, we became one of the first states to enact renewable portfolio standards. These standards require a portion of our energy to be produced from renewable sources.
As a result, we’ve seen a rapid expansion in renewable energy production and real growth in clean energy jobs. We are one of the leading producers of ethanol in the country. And we have more than 300 companies and thousands of jobs in the wind industry.
Let’s quickly pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act to create new jobs in
Governor Doyle’s Global Warming package never did pass, thankfully, that would have resulted in so many stringent rules and regulations so as to stifle economic development, kill jobs, and raise taxes.
“We are the only state directing 100 percent of our state energy funds from the Recovery Act -- more than $55 million -- to help our biggest manufacturers bring down their costs through energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.”
Oh, really, Diamond Jim? The Associated Press reported the stimulus created ZERO jobs. So how many did it create in
“BadgerCare Plus is proof of our success. Today we are covering every child in
We knew our Core Plan was badly needed. We enrolled 64,000 people in the first few months. But the program had to be capped to stay within our budget.
So we are moving forward with BadgerCare Basic -- a new, entirely self funded plan for those on the Core waiting list. It will cost $130 a month -- paid for entirely by the people who enroll. It is a basic plan. But at least people can visit a doctor, get the medications they need, and go to the hospital if necessary. And it won’t cost taxpayers a dime.”
Wrong. The Doyle administration promised more than it could afford, resulting in too many applications for slots available. More irresponsible spending that the new governor and legislature must now address...
You have got to be joking. I’m sure this came as a great consolation to the many taxpayers who saw their bills go up and up and up the past eight years under the Doyle regime.
“Tonight, we want to honor the sacrifice of these
Awfully nice for the cameras. But Jim Doyle supported Barack Obama, the biggest and most vociferous opponent of our war efforts and our troops.
Oh, yes. What a difference a year makes. God bless Governor Walker and the state he now governs with a motto it real now truly live up to: