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.
Previously on This Just In…
The update. It gets worse.
There are a few of these ridiculous advisory referenda on the November ballot. Milwaukee County Supervisor Steve Taylor says they’re meant to drive more blue voters to the polls. It just so happens that two of his colleagues on the board are running for state Assembly seats in November. They could, according to Taylor, benefit from these questions aimed directly at libs.
Blogger and Marquette University Political Science professor John McAdams says the potential additional turnout generated by the intentionally loaded referenda would be minimal. He’s probably right.
But Taylor raises a point that needs to be raised. These referenda are 100% meaningless and 100% costly.
Taylor’s right. Doesn’t matter to the other supervisors. That’s why many, thanks to the voters in a previous referendum, will soon be history.
UPDATE: The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors today (Thursday) approved a trio resolutions placing three additional advisory referendum questions on the November ballot, putting taxpayers on the hook for as much as $120,000. The referendums are nonbinding, thus, the results will have no actual bearing on policies.