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.
Franklin Mayor Tom Taylor has released his proposed budget for the city of Franklin. Here are some key details:
The property tax levy in the mayor's budget increases 3.002%. Mayor Taylor keeps his pledge made prior to the April election to keep his proposed budget levy increase to a maximum of 3%.
The tax rate, not as important as the tax levy, increases 1.2%.
Six full time employee positions are cut.
I will have more details when I've had a chance to further review the proposal.
The budget proposal now gets reviewed by the Franklin Common Council. Here's hoping the Council either keeps the tax levy increase at 3% or finds a way to reduce it even more.