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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.

What is Franklin's greatest need?

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2ND UPDATE: Ummm, neighbors of mine......



Previously on This Just In…


BTW, that problem persists. But that's not the update.

This is the update.

To vote or not to vote: In Franklin, that is the question


Here in Franklin some elected officials have, on more than one occasion, voted to ABSTAIN on items before them when it came time to make a final decision.

Not aye or no.

Abstain.

Doesn't happen all that often, but in my view, once is too often.

To borrow an image of the current season, that’s like having…





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Sitting in their chairs.

When I vote for alderman, I do because I want a voice. I want representation, even if my representative and I don’t always see eye to eye. I certainly don’t want my alderman to abstain during a critical vote. The official might have well just stayed home. Better yet, let someone else take over who might have a better understanding of the issues and the job.

Why abstain? Conflict of interest? I’m guessing no.

Fear of how the vote will be received?






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Ah, better possibility.

A new study suggests voting to abstain is a politically stupid maneuver, and that pols, in this case Midwest legislators, are better off going public with what they really believe. I submit small city aldermen could learn the same valuable lesson.

As Governing.com reports, voters “won’t always agree, but they do seem to respect politicians who let them know where they stand.”

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Fellow Irish Fest lovers you MUST read this and you will be glad you did!

 

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This blog is for my mom and dad: America's Forgotten War Hero

Nostalgia


If they were here today, they’d be talking about it. Because they’d remember.  And how tragic it was.  He was the heart and soul of America during war time.  He brought people and our troops together like nobody else could.

Then 70 years ago today, that generation saw its day the music died.


 

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