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.
A few legislative sessions ago, state Senator Shirley Harsdorf suggested Wisconsin make Veterans Day a state holiday. The only state in the nation where Veterans Day is not a state holiday is Wisconsin.
Harsdorf’s bill died, never coming up for a vote in either house of the legislature.
State Representative Bob Turner (D-Racine and quite possibly that city’s next mayor) has proposed legislation requiring all employers in the state to give veterans the day off on Veterans Day.
God bless our veterans, but this is a mandate on businesses, and they’re struggling right now.