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This Just In ...

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.

Franklin, I told you so

Franklin budgets

From the way Bryan Maersch describes it, the Franklin School Board needed just 30 minutes to screw over Franklin taxpayers and pass a horrendous school tax levy increase of 5.9%.

Needless to say, the community did not send the strong message that was necessary to fight off this ridiculous tax increase that will go to feed the heavy salaries of Franklin school administrators and teachers, not to the kids in the classroom.
 The Franklin School Board lied to everyone on August 31 when they made a preliminary move to accept a 5.6% increase. For whatever unexplained reason, the tax increase jumped even higher tonight.

But Franklin taxpayers, you are also to blame. Unlike during the school referendum debate, you were silent, and you get the government you deserve.
 You have a School Board that is out of touch and control that has demonstrated it doesn’t care at all about you.

They need to be thrown out on their ears. It begins in April. I know I won’t forget and will continue to crusade for fiscal sanity in our school district that can only start when the current Board is removed, one by one.

 

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