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.
Every month I’m happy to blog Franklin Alderman/Milwaukee County Supervisor Steve Taylor’s e-newsletter and I appreciate that he and his office makes that information available. In
Steve Taylor hasn’t written about the planned referendum on his e-newsletter or on his blog. He has, however, talked about the referendum to The Daily Reporter, a trade paper based in
Supervisor Pat Jursik is the primary source for the story. Jursik chairs the board’s economic development committee.
The Daily Reporter writes it’s feared that reducing the size of the board “would increase the waiting period for developers seeking project approvals” and that Jursik “suspects reduced hours could lead to delays in approvals because supervisors need time to research proposals before voting.”
Yeh, right. The board really worked feverishly on research to avoid a pension scandal.
County Executive Chris Abele, I believe correctly, emphasizes not all research is necessary and the board could simply cut down on unnecessary work, fitting their responsibilities into a part-time schedule.
How does Steve Taylor weigh in? The paper states, “
“That possibly, he (Taylor) said might pose a hurdle for development,” wrote the paper.
“I would think it probably would, But I can’t predict the future," said Taylor.
Following his discussion with The Daily Reporter,
On April 3, 2012,
Question 1: Do you support compensating the position of Milwaukee County Supervisor at a level that reflects the position being considered part-time in nature?
Question 2: Shall the size of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors be reduced from the current number of eighteen (18) supervisors to nine (9) supervisors?
UPDATE: Did Taylor and others get to Sanfelippo?