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.
The issue that is the most important to
I mention this because Franklin alderman Steve Taylor has tried to usurp this hot button item and take credit for political gain.
This needs further analysis.
Frightened by his opponent, Pete Kosovich, Steve Taylor has been cranking out one glossy campaign lit piece after another. One focuses on public safety and says (BTW, grammatical, spelling errors are Taylor’s, not mine):
“I supported allocating funds to defend of our sexual predator ordinance against rogue legislators in
If we do a Politi-fact on his boast, we would have to say that technically,
Let’s be very clear about Steve Taylor’s actual involvement in what could be the most important issue facing city of
He claims he supported allocating funds to defend
Let’s examine further and follow along closely and read all the info in the links to not only grasp the local history but to see if you pick up on any discernible contribution by Steve Taylor.
Across Wisconsin, over 100 communities have ordinances in place that restrict where released sex offenders can live or congregate, modeled after Franklin’s ordinances that have been ruled constitutional.
In 2010, those ordinances were in danger of being killed by the Democrat-controlled state Legislature. Two identical bills were proposed to pre-empt local ordinances like the two in effect in
On March 11, 2010, the state Assembly’s Committee on Corrections and the Courts got an earful and an eyeful at a public hearing. If committee members had any sense whatsoever, they had to realize they opened a Pandora’s Box. Our area was well-represented. Some testified. Others were there to join in the opposition to the bills that would repeal our laws that protect our kids. Their appearance was significant. Check to see if Steve Taylor's name is mentioned:
State Senator Mary Lazich
State Representative Jeff Stone
Franklin Mayor Tom Taylor
Franklin Alderman Steve Olson
Franklin Alderman Ken Skowronski
Franklin Alderman Kristen Wilhelm
Franklin Police Chief Rick Oliva
Former Franklin Alderman Basil Ryan
Franklin Police Captain Clark Groen
Greenfield Mayor Michael Neitzke
Greenfield Police Chief Francis Springob
Cudahy Alderman Joe Mikolajczak
Wauwatosa Mayor Jill Didier
Police officers from
A similar strong showing was made when a state Senate committee held a public hearing.
Any reference to STEVE TAYLOR?
So, let’s summarize.
Steve Taylor never showed up at any of the legislative hearings.
He did not submit written testimony.
He did not issue any public statements.
He did not comment on any of the numerous blogs on this subject.
Steve Taylor has done some outrageous things as alderman: masqueraded as a fiscal conservative only to vote for big tax and spending increases, voted for unnecessary tornado warning sirens, proposed that Franklin have a full-time mayor so that he could run for the position someday, propose a ridiculous ordinance that dogs and other animals be on leashes at all times (great priorities, Steve) and has lashed out publically at taxpayers at a public meeting that if they don’t like Franklin’s high taxes, they should “get the hell out” of Franklin.
But this tops them all.
Alderman Taylor tries to hijack the hard work and dedication of thousands of
Steve Taylor ought to be ashamed of himself for his lit piece that tries to mislead residents into his role on the sex predator issue which basically amounts to nothing.
Shame on Steve Taylor.
If ever there was a reason to vote against him, this is #1.
I strongly urge voters to choose Pete Kosovich for their representative in the 4th district.