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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.

MacIver Institute update - Two Years Later, Scott Walker's New Crusade is Entitlement Reform

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Two Years Later, Scott Walker's New Crusade is Entitlement Reform (Click previous headline for video)

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Breaking News - Sequester Cuts To Hit Wisconsin's 2nd and 3rd Program for the Unemployed

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MacIver News Service | March 14, 2013

[Madison, Wisc...] People collecting Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) will see their weekly checks down 10.7 percent starting April 8th due to the sequester, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development said Thursday.

"This is a mandate by the federal government as a result of sequestration," said Scott Sussman, DWD staff member, at an Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council Meeting.

Regular unemployment benefits last for up to 26 weeks. Then there is UEC tier 1 for up to 14 weeks, and UEC tier 2 for another 14 weeks.

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Progressives Observe "National Day of Recommitment"

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Governor Scott Walker Compared to Mubarak and the Anti-Christ

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Union members, liberals, and others from the left joined together on Monday night for the National Day of Recommitment, "an opportunity for activists across America to renew their fight for the rights of working families in America."

The approximately 200 activists, lawmakers and media personalities who gathered at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison recommitted their opposition to Governor Scott Walker and participated in a town hall discussion about where the progressive movement in Wisconsin goes next.

Veteran Madison radio host John "Sly" Sylvester, referred to Governor Walker at one point as the "anti-Christ." After a roar of applause and laughter, he added, "I'm kidding."

Prior to the town hall starting, attendees viewed the documentary, We Are Wisconsin, from independent filmmaker Amie Williams. The movie glamorizes the protests that sprang up in Mid-February 2011, continued after the passage of Act 10 and culminated with the failed recall election of Governor Walker. During the event, Williams stated that her favorite award was the "Best Documentary Award" in Tehran, Iran.

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