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.
However, I politely and respectfully declined the Mayor’s offer because I didn’t feel I had enough time to properly give to this all-important committee.
I asked Mayor Taylor if I could offer to him the kind of advice and suggestions I would have made if I had been on the Finance Committee in order to help him meet his pledge of proposing a budget with a property tax levy increase that does not exceed 3 %.
Mayor Taylor welcomed my thoughts and opinions and I will be happy to share them.
The key, of course, is support from the Common Council. Only one member, Steve Taylor has openly said he/she would not support a budget with an increase that goes beyond 3%.
Meeting the Mayor’s pledge is not impossible, but it will be tough. The community can certainly survive some lean years. Taxpayers do it all the time in their own households.