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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.

THE TOP TEN FRANKLIN STORIES OF 2012: #10

THE TOP TEN FRANKLIN STORIES OF 2012


TODAY WE BEGIN A DAILY SPECIAL SERIES COUNTING DOWN THE TOP TEN FRANKLIN STORIES OF 2012.



In June of 2011, the
Forward Franklin Economic Development Committee was created to jump start Franklin’s employment and business climate.

OK, everyone, repeat after me.

Uh one!

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Whoopee.

Towards the end of last year, Franklin blogger Fred Keller noted that
the decision to attack the job creation malaise via committee had resulted in...well, nothing:

“We humbly submit this multiple-source REALITY CHECK for the citizens of Franklin, Mayor Tom Taylor and the Forward Franklin Economic Development Committee members and ask that you remember what you see and read here when our bloviating, misleading City leaders declare ‘MISSION ACCOMPLISHED’ and claim that Franklin’s economic climate is improving thanks to this committee which,  since its creation on June 21, 2011, has held five meetings and one workshop.  A look at the committee’s meeting minute’s reveals little to no substantive progress in achieving the primary goals of this new committee, other than considering whether to reappropriate funds and spend $110,484 for marketing materials and possibly a website.”

While I commended the committee's members for coming forward to serve, the committee's lineup lacks substantive business/job creation experience. So how can it have a dramatic impact on improving Franklin's business climate?

The committee attempted to answer that question last month, and failed miserably. Their attempt at a serious solution was a great big joke.


THE TOP 10 FRANKLIN STORIES OF 2012

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10) A BROCHURE? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

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