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.
Needless to say I am not doing cartwheels over the results of
However, the voters have spoken. I congratulate Kristen Wilhelm and Steve Taylor and wish them well in their next terms.
I remain concerned about the tax and spend mentality that permeates City Hall and our school system. Some hope lies in Governor Walker’s proposed 2011-13 state budget.
In a brief about the budget, the Governor’s office writes:
“In challenging economic times,
Governor Walker is proposing limits on property tax levies:
“To further protect property taxpayers, the Governor recommends limiting the base allowable levy to the actual prior year levy. Additionally, if debt service would be lower in the budgeted year than in the prior year, counties and municipalities must pass those savings on to the taxpayers by reducing allowable levies accordingly.
In the context of local government aid reductions for schools, technical colleges, counties and municipalities, strong levy controls are important to avoid aid reductions from becoming tax increases for property owners and renters.”
According to the proposed budget, the typical taxpayer will save a total of $736 over the biennium.