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 baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
While you were on the job today, working hard to try to keep up with living in our tax hell, the Milwaukee County Board was voting to increase your taxes.
The Board voted 14-5 to approve the Milwaukee County budget that increases taxes by 3.8%. County Executive Scott Walker had proposed a 0% tax increase budget.
The Board also voted to approve pay raises of 4% for supervisors.That vote was 12-7. The raises would go into effect after the April election, raising supervisor pay to $52,080 next year and $52,704 starting in 2009.
The two supervisors representing Franklin on the Board, Mark Borkowksi and Paul Cesarz both voted against the budget and the pay raise.
Good for them!
I think it's time for Walker to bring out the veto pen.